Become a Coach or Volunteer and Make a Difference

Our Philosophy

Without caring mentors, positive youth development just doesn’t happen. At The 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.”

We’re Looking for You!

Nationwide, we currently have more than 3,700 coaches signed up with The 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 The 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 off 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.

coaching 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.

Volunteers & Involvement

The First Tee of Raritan Valley impacts the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Our success depends on volunteers who serve in a variety of capacities including:

  • Fundraising/Events
  • Operations/Administration
  • Mentoring/Tutoring
  • Coaching/Assistant Coaching
  • In-School Programming

As a volunteer you will help us develop the character, confidence, motor skills and socialization of our students. This is an exceptional way to give back to the game you love and to become part of the solution to some of the challenges facing today’s young people.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with The First Tee of Raritan Valley, please download the volunteer application and Background Check Form, complete, and return to the e-mail address below.

Email: volunteers@thefirstteerv.org

2017 TFTRV Volunteer Application & Background Check