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.”

As you consider coaching 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 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.

Coaching Opportunities

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

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

Current Openings (1/3/23):
Summer College Intern 2023 - Job Description
Lead Coaches for 2023 - Job Description                                             Assistant Coaches for 2023 - Job Description


Volunteers & Involvement

First Tee - 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
  • 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 First Tee - Raritan Valley, please email us at [email protected].