Volunteers & Involvement

One of the most fulfilling things an adult can do is to help a child. There are many different ways to help The First Tee of Pittsburgh. We always welcome volunteer golf and life skill instructors (we’ll teach you how to teach if you’d like). We need more mentors to work on a 1:1 basis with kids who have shown an interest in moving ahead of the beginning levels of the program. We take donations in most forms. Monetary, equipment, and in-kind contributions are the most common. As we are a 501(c)(3) charity all contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

  Volunteer Opportunities

The First Tee of Pittsburgh is looking for individuals or groups that can assist with the positions described below.  The ideal candidates are enthusiastic, energetic, and passionate about the work that they do for the benefit of the participants and the organization.   Each position below plays an intricate role in the success of the organization.   

  • Lead Coach:  assist staff in the delivering The First Tee Life Skills Experience by creating lesson plans, communicating information to assist coaches, and implementing Good Better How after each lesson and each session.  A lead coach must have attended a minimum of 2 staff lead coach trainings as well as a National Assistant Coach Training put on by the Home Office.  A Lead Coach is expected to administer The First Tee Life Skills Experience to at least one group or open session clinic per year as well as assist with another group or open clinic session per year.
  • Assistant Coach:  assist staff in delivering The First Tee Life Skill Experience and attends coach training put on by The First Tee of Pittsburgh staff.  Assistant coaches are asked to commit to one day a week during open clinic sessions and also fill in when available.
  • Database Manager:  computer data entry of participant, volunteer, and community relation records and updates pertinent chapter information for Home Office and community relations.  The database manager is expected to update the data a minimum of every other week.
  • Equipment Manager:  organize and sort donated equipment, discard unfit equipment, and maintain and arrange equipment for distribution to participants at least once a week. 
  • Greeter:  registers participants, hands information to parents, greets visitors, answers phone and provide general program information
  • Logistics Coordinator:  set up facility according to lesson plan, procure necessary equipment for each station, ensure a safe learning environment, assist with transition between stations and bathroom breaks during class, break down stations and cleans up facility following class
  • Membership Coordinator:  contacts new participants by phone and welcomes them to the program, answers general questions regarding program, makes follow up calls for special events and registration for participant opportunities.  The Membership coordinator is expected to contact new participants prior to the beginning of each open clinic session and also assist in the contacting of individual prior to the hole in one event held in September of each year. 
      To Complete an Adult Volunteer National Background Check  


  • To fill out an Adult Volunteer form/application please click here CLICK HERE FOR VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM
  • To fill out an Junior Volunteer form/ application please click her  2013 JUNIOR VOLUNTEER APPLICATION




National Center for Safety Initiatives



 The First Tee of Pittsburgh promotes best practices in child safety. 
All volunteers go through a background check and complete an online risk management survey. 
To take the survey please follow this
link: http://www.thefirsttee.info/risk     


The Junior Advisory Mentoring Program

The Junior Advisory Board consists of teenage volunteers who are drawn to the program by their love of the game, their interest in mentoring kids and their recognition of the value of The First Tee program. Each of these juniors has put in a minimum of 25 volunteer hours over the last 2 months and will continue to volunteer throughout the year. They have gained the respect of the kids, the parents and the community at large. Junior Advisory Board participation is often used as keystone community service for high school and college application needs.

This board is open to all juniors who have developed a high proficiency in life skills, golf skills or both. Outstanding golf ability is not a prerequisite.

Adults and Juniors may contact us at  412.622.0108 or via email  aboyle@thefirstteepittsburgh.org 

For more information please click this link: VOLUNTEER INFO
For  a Junior Volunteer Registration Form please click this link:  VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FORM

Our mailing address is:

The First Tee of Pittsburgh
The Bob O'Connor Golf Course
at Schenley Park
5370 Schenley Drive
Pittsburgh PA 15217