Without caring mentors, positive youth development just doesn’t happen. At The First Tee of Greater Houston, we take coaching seriously. We believe that a meaningful, quality relationship between coach and participant is vital to our program. Our success is dependent upon a community of volunteers willing to donate their time, talent and treasure. Golf knowledge or ability is not required to volunteer – simply a passion for kids.
Sign up for an upcoming Volunteer Training to learn how you can help us impact the lives of young people in Greater Houston. Our success is dependent upon many volunteers willing to donate their time.
We have several ways in which you can get involved:
Mentors assist staff and lead mentors in teaching The First Tee Life Skills Experience to participants, provide positive feedback, and encourage participant behavior to help ensure a safe learning environment.
Lead Mentors organize and lead other volunteers in the delivery of life skills, golf skills, class set up, and procedures. They ensure that programming and activities are consistent with The First Tee Life Skills Experience.
THE FIRST TEE COACH
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 75 hours a year to instruction should consider this avenue.
Promoters/Fundraisers 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.
Volunteers are needed to help during classes with answering the phone, registration, filing and data entry.
SPECIAL EVENTS VOLUNTEER
Volunteers that help with special events assist staff with fundraising events like the Shell Houston Open. Activities includes promoting the program, organizing activities for participants, passing out information, and soliciting donations.
We are in need of a volunteer that can translate written materials from English to Spanish.
HGA JUNIOR GOLF VOLUNTEER
Volunteers for HGA Junior Golf, another Houston Golf Association supported program, are needed to help with player registration, starting, scoring, shuttle driving, and rules officiating. HGA Junior Golf is a competitive tournament program for children ages 7-18.