Become a Volunteer and Make a Difference

Thank you for learning how to become a First Tee – Met New York volunteer. The first step is to complete an information form. Click Here. In the Tell Us More box, indicate which campus you are interested in getting involved. We will then set up an interview with our program team. This allows us to find the perfect spot for you at First Tee – Met New York. Please note, there is a processing fee which covers the required background check and a 3.5 hour online training course.

Our Philosophy

Without caring mentors, positive youth development just doesn’t happen. At First Tee, we take coaching and volunteering 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

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 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.

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 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.

As stated above – you will first complete the information form, followed by a background check and training course on behavioral expectations and child protection for your volunteer or coaching role.