Adult Volunteers

Join us in Building Game Changers! Become a Coach or Volunteer Today and Start Making a Difference!

Available Volunteer Opportunities

  • Volunteer Coach – Assist First Tee coaches and other volunteers in the delivery of our Golf Course Program
  • Outreach – Assist First Tee staff in outreach programming
  • Community Events
  • Data Entry/Office Work
  • Fundraising

How to Get Involved

Step 1: Complete the Get Involved Form below:

Step 2: A member of the First Tee staff will contact you to discuss your volunteer interest and next steps. Which includes the completion of the following:

  • Volunteer Application
  • Background Check (Cost is $20.50 and is good for two years)
  • SafeSport Training
  • Volunteer Agreement and Release

Step 3: Volunteer!

Time Commitment

Volunteer coaches can choose to participate in one or multiple program sessions. We do ask that you are present for at least half of the session that you register for which equates to 3-4 classes.

Typical Programming Schedule:

Spring (March – May): Classes meet once a week for 6 weeks for 1-1.5 hours, depending on the level. Monday-Saturday.

Summer (June – August): Classes meet once or twice a week ranging for 1-3 hours, depending on the level. Sessions are 4, 6 or 8 weeks throughout the summer. Monday – Saturday.

Fall (September – October): Classes meet once a week for 6 weeks for 1-1.5 hours, depending on the level. Monday-Saturday.

We will work with you to find a fit for your schedule. Don’t have a lot of time to commit? No worries! You can volunteer on your own time as a substitute volunteer.

General Info
  • Golf Course Programs available at Reeves GC, Meadow Links & Golf Academy, Woodland GC, Neumann GC, Legendary Run, Armco Park GC, Shaker Run GC, Potters Park GC, Indian Ridge GC, & The Golf Courses of Kenton County.
  • No golf experience is required to volunteer with us. You just need a passion for golf and youth development.
  • Work with kids and teens ranging from 5-18 years old with skill levels from beginner to advanced.
  • Opportunities to become a First Tee Head Coach are available.

For more information about our chapter and our volunteer opportunities, please see our Volunteer Handbook.

Volunteer Responsibilities


  • Complete the following before volunteering:
    1. Background Check
    2. SafeSport Training
    3. Volunteer Agreement and Release
  • Be familiar with incident reporting and emergency/first aid procedures.


  • Review the class lesson plan and other info provided by the Head Coach
  • Arrive 15 – 30 minutes early to sign in, participate in a pre-class briefing, and assist with class setup
  • Be prepared to manage student check-in and nametag distribution
  • Build rapport with the kids, reinforce the key concepts, and reinforce positive behaviors

During Class:

  • Assist with the warm-up & wrap-up activities
  • Monitor safety guidelines and procedures
  • Reinforce the golf instruction and class concepts from the lesson plan
  • Be an “encourager.”
  • Ensure students are respecting the teaching facility

Post Class:

  • Help collect nametags, check participant Yardage Books, communicate with parents/guardians, & monitor safety
  • Manage late departures – ensure no student is left alone waiting for pick-up
  • Return training aids, equipment and supplies to storage (or for transport)
  • Debrief with the Head Coach

View our Volunteer Orientation

Outreach Opportunities

We rely on volunteers — sometimes year-round — to accomplish our mission, and not all of those goals involve golf. These opportunities include outreach opportunities with other organizations:

  • A Kid Again
  • Cincinnati Recreation Commission Field Days
  • LPGA Girls Golf
  • Special Olympics of Hamilton County
  • CRC Community Golf Days with First Tee
  • Els for Autism

For more information on these events and programs, please contact Ben Walker: [email protected]

For more information on how to get involved, contact:

Ben Walker, Community Development and Volunteer Coordinator
(513) 988-7226 x5
[email protected]