BECOME A COACH OR VOLUNTEER AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for The First Tee of the Virginia Peninsula. 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.”
The volunteers that commit their time to improving the lives of the youth that come into our program are priceless in fulfilling our vision to make the game of golf accessible to all youth and positively impact their lives through programs that promote life skills, character development, and healthy choices.
MAKE AN IMPACT ON AND OFF THE COURSE
We offer many different opportunities to volunteer so you can volunteer where your interests are!
Assist the Lead Coach during classes in accordance with the day’s lesson plan. Responsibilities include following The First Tee Code of Conduct, exhibiting The First Tee Core Values and Life Skills, building relationships with the participants, and coaching in accordance to The First Tee Philosophy.
The First Tee Coach Program
The First Tee Coaches are actively enrolled in The First Tee Coach Program and attend network training over a period of 3-4 years. An individual interested in leading classes and dedicating more than 150 hours a year to instruction should consider this avenue.
Course Play Monitor
Walk with groups of 2-4 participants on course in the higher program levels. Responsibilities include arriving early, greeting participants and assigning them to groups, monitoring pace of play and safety, individually coaching their group in accordance with the day’s lesson plan, and ensuring participants thank thank the host facility.
Any individual between the ages of 13 and 18 that would like to assist in any volunteer activity listed except The First Tee Coach Program.
Educate the community about the services our Chapter provides to youngsters, as well as opportunities to help support Chapter endeavors through in-kind and monetary donations.
An Equipment Coordinator helps collect, sort and distribute donated golf equipment as needed.
Special Events Volunteer
Assists staff with special events such as our Kid-Am Golf tournament, Golf Marathon, the LPGA Kingsmill Championship/Pro-Am, or Wellness Nights at our different schools to name a few!
Clerical Support Volunteer
Work with staff to enter data, send thank you letters out, or design fliers. This position is very dependent on what is going on in the office at the time.
For more information contact us at FirstTee@peninsulaymca.org or 757-349-8543.