Become a Coach or Volunteer and Make a Difference

If you are a new volunteer with First Tee — South Puget Sound, please fill out the form below. You will be contacted after filling out the background check for next steps.


Our Philosophy

Without caring mentors, positive youth development just doesn’t happen. At First Tee — South Puget Sound 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 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

On the Course Volunteer Opportunities

First Tee — South Puget Sound currently has more than 30 part-time coaches signed up, including PGA and LPGA pros. We are looking for volunteers to help support the lead coach at one of our 14 programming locations, but you don’t have to be a golf pro or even a good golfer to volunteer. First Tee — South Puget Sound is looking for passionate community leaders to help impact the youth in our community.

Make an Impact Off the Course

We need more than coaches to make First Tee — South Puget Sound 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:
Outreach & Special Events
  • Represent First Tee — South Puget Sound at events, such as tournaments, community & volunteer gatherings, schools, outreach events, fairs, etc.
  • Participate on a committee to support our programs and/or fundraising events;
    • Harbottle Golf Classic
    • Celebrate Event
    • PGA Jr. Event
Organizational Support
  • PR/Media
  • Board of Directors
  • Clerical & Administrative Support
By contributing your time and talent, you can directly make an impact in a young person’s life.

Learn More About Opportunities

Please click here to fill out our volunteer form and to find out how to get involved as a volunteer. You must complete an application and screening process, which may include an interview about your skills and interests and a criminal background check, You will receive a phone call within 48 hours of submitting your application to discuss your interests further and next steps. For more information contact Ben Talbot, Program Director, at [email protected].


Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions we receive from volunteers.

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