Welcome, and thanks for your interest in JOINING US!

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 you know until they know that you care.”

We’re Looking for You!

Each year, nearly 200 people are involved as active coaches, volunteers and mentors with The First Tee of Greater Seattle. Each of these individuals brings a unique skill set and level of experience, allowing us to reach a growing and diverse population of young people throughout King County.

To be a valuable part of the coaching team, you don’t have to be a golf pro or even a skilled golfer. What we ask is that you have an interest and a desire to work with youth of all ages and through the great game of golf.

With The First Tee Coach Program, we provide the training you need to be ready.

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

View our Volunteer Schedule for some of these upcoming opportunities.

Make a commitment to make a difference

“The best gift has been for me to be able to work with the Coaches, Staff and the kids. I have done a lot of volunteering in my world and your organization is one of my most favorite. I always feel that my time is well spent and there are such good vibes with all of the other volunteers.”

– Coach Sharon

Everyone’s situation is different, so find the commitment that works best for you. For some people that might be just 2 hours per week, and for others much more. The choice is up to you.

Thank you

By contributing your time and talent, you can directly make an impact in a young person’s life. So thanks for your interest in joining The First Tee, and we look forward to seeing you at the golf course!