Be a Game Changer. Become a Coach.

We are looking for coaches and volunteers – all experience levels are welcome

At First Tee – Greater Philadelphia, we help kids discover what’s inside of them, guide them to strengthen it and mentor them to put it into action in everything they do.  

To do this, we need enthusiastic and caring individuals to serve as positive mentors and role models to kids and teens of various backgrounds. Our coaches’ ability to develop impactful relationships with our participants is the backbone of our program.  

You don’t have to be a golf pro (or even a good golfer), we will provide the training you need! Our training system is built on research-proven methods of positive youth development, providing coaches with the tools to make kids feel safe, included and empowered. 

Our chapters rely on volunteers — sometimes year-round — to accomplish our mission, and not all of those goals involve golf. Most chapters need support off the course as well. These opportunities include: 

  • Fundraising/Events 
  • Operations/Administration 
  • Mentoring/Tutoring 
  • In-school program support 
  • By contributing your time and talent, you can directly make an impact in a child’s life. 

Learn More About Opportunities

Contact us to find out how to get involved as a coach.

You must complete an application and screening process, which may include an interview about your skills and interests, a criminal background check, and character references. You will also receive training about your volunteer or coaching role, behavioral expectations, and child protection.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with First Tee — Greater Philadelphia! We rely heavily on our volunteers to fulfill our mission of positively impacting the lives of youth through the wonderful game of golf.

Before you hit the course this year, we need a couple of things from you:

  1. Attend a Volunteer Orientation
  2. Complete a Background Check
  3. Observe a Class (if applicable)
  4. Select Preferred Volunteer Opportunities
  5. Start Volunteering!

For more information, please contact: Jake Ruane, Program Manager | [email protected]

Volunteers Always Welcome

We could not operate a successful program for the hundreds of youth that enter our doors each year without our volunteers. Thank you from all of us.

Adult Volunteers

As a volunteer at First Tee — Greater Philadelphia, you will have the opportunity to change lives, including your own. Golf knowledge is not required, but the willingness to step forward and be a role model is!

Student Volunteers

Need Service Hours or Work on Your Game? Spend your Off-Season working side-by-side with PGA Professionals at TFT Greater Philadelphia!

If you have a passion for impact and want to become a coach, fill out the form below!

Join us in Building Game Changers!

At First Tee, we aim to create safe spaces that help every individual feel like they belong and can see themselves reflected. We invite you to self-identify (gender and ethnicity) should you choose.