Become a Coach or Volunteer and Make a Difference

The First Tee of Greater Washington, DC relies heavily on volunteer support to make our programs successful.  So if you are looking to volunteer with young people in DC, Northern Virginia, or Montgomery County, MD and enjoy the game of golf we are the spot!

Fall Class Schedule

We’re Looking for You!

We offer volunteer opportunities throughout the year.  The volunteer opportunities include working with participants during Life Skills Experience Classes, playing golf with participants, helping create awareness of the program and administrative assistance.  All of our opportunities allow volunteers to give back to their local community.

Volunteer Application

The experience

“The First Tee has provided me with an opportunity to give back to the D.C. community. Each week I am fortunate enough to coach and interact with some of the greatest youth from around the area. I look forward to class to catch up with the kids and to ask them how their week has gone. It’s an incredible feeling to have a conversation with a participant and to continue that relationship from week to week. Their reactions are priceless when you can ask them how their test went or how they did in their sporting event that they had talked about weeks prior. Providing that friendship to the kids is truly incredible. Of all the greatness that is The First Tee my absolute favorite part of volunteering is when I’ve been working with a group for minutes, hours, weeks on a particular skill and I can tell that they have almost got it. Then, they step up to the ball and hit that perfect shot. The smiles on their faces when they turn and look at you for that approval and reassurance that they did it right is why I volunteer.”

-Cody House, Volunteer Coach

Make an Impact on and Off the Course

We rely on volunteers in the DC area to accomplish our mission. We offer a variety of volunteering opportunities.
Opportunities include:

  • Assistant Life Skills Experience Coaches
    • We offer four sessions throughout the year for kids to come to classes to learn golf and life skills.
  • Fundraising/Events
  • Operations/Administration
  • Play Day Coordinator
  • LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Volunteer
  • Young Professionals Council
  • LPGA-USGA Girls Golf eLeader: a volunteer program for girls ages 13-17.  To learn more visit our eLeader page.

By contributing your time and talent, you can directly make an impact in a young person’s life.

Learn More About Opportunities

Contact Chris Tippins,, to find out how to get involved as a coach.

You must complete an application and screening process, which include a criminal background check, and character references. You will also receive training about your volunteer or coaching role, behavioral expectations, and child protection.

Volunteer Application