Become a Coach or Volunteer and Make a Difference
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.
Volunteers at First Tee — Southeast Wisconsin are part of an outstanding team. Volunteers help the staff provide a high quality experience and exceptional service to our members and their families. As a volunteer, you’ll get a firsthand look at a leading-edge junior development program that uses golf as a tool to teach life skills, and a sense of satisfaction and pride knowing you are positively impacting the lives of the youth you are serving.
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.
Are You Up for the Challenge?
First Tee currently has more than 3,700 coaches, 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.
Coaches working through the First Tee coach program choose their own level of involvement. The program includes the following levels:
- Assistant Coach
- The First Tee Coach-in-Training (Level I, II, III)
- The First Tee Coach
- The First Tee Master Coach
Make an Impact Off the Course
We need more than coaches to make First Tee possible. 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:
- In-school program support
By contributing your time and talent, you can directly make an impact in a young person’s life.
Learn More About Volunteer Opportunities
To become a volunteer, you must complete a volunteer 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 role, behavioral expectations, and child protection.