Become a Coach or Volunteer and Make a Difference

Our Philosophy

Without caring mentors, positive youth development just doesn’t happen. At First Tee, we take coaching seriously. We believe that a meaningful, quality relationship between coach and participant is vital to our program.

“Young people don’t care what a coach knows, until they know a coach cares.”

As you consider volunteering for our chapter, know that the safety of our kids is our first priority.  Please read our Prevention Policies to see how we conduct programs and activities at our chapter.

Prevention Policy

We’re Looking for You!

Nationwide, we currently have more than 3,700 coaches signed up with First Tee, including PGA and LPGA pros, as well as volunteers. But you don’t have to be a golf pro or even a good golfer. With the First Tee Coach Program, we provide the training you need.

Developed with input from leading experts in the field of positive youth development, our program focuses on empowering participants through decision-making and exploring options. This helps foster positive relationships between coaches and young people, inspiring the golfers of tomorrow to look to the future, set goals, and unlock their potential.

Make an Impact Off the Course

We need more than coaches to make First Tee possible. We rely on volunteers — sometimes year round — to accomplish our mission, and not all of those goals involve golf; we need support away the course as well. Opportunities include:

  • Fundraising/Events
  • Operations/Administration
  • Mentoring/Tutoring
  • In-school programming

By contributing your time and talent, you can directly make an impact in a young person’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: Rebecca Caimano, Director of Operations | [email protected] | 215-482-3370

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!