Coach or Volunteer

Without caring mentors, positive youth development just doesn’t happen. At First Tee - Canada, we take coaching seriously. We believe that a meaningful, quality relationship between coach and participant is vital to our program.

First Tee Coach Education

First Tee Coach Education is delivered to aspiring Coaches in Canada jointly by First Tee and PGA of Canada. This collaborative partnership enables Coaches working through First Tee Coach Program to choose their own level of involvement. PGA of Canada members are required to take Level 2 First Tee training (Level 1 = volunteer), before administering any First Tee – Canada programming.  The program includes the following levels:

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First Tee Education RequirementWho?Notes
First Tee School & Community ProgramsPHE Teachers & Youth LeadersOnline 1.5-hour training.
PGA of Canada Community Golf CoachNon-PGA MembersCannot be lead coach at facility (support role).
First Tee Level 2PGA MembersAll PGA members start at Level 2.   Must be Level 2 to be lead coach.
First Tee Level 3PGA MembersUnlocks ability to teach “Eagle” & “Ace” level of program.
First Tee Level 4PGA MembersAbility to train other coaches.

Make an Impact Off the Course

We need more than coaches to make the First Tee 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. By contributing your time and talent, you can directly make an impact in a young person’s life. Opportunities include:

  • Fundraising/Events
  • Operations/Administration
  • Mentoring/Tutoring
  • In-school programming

Learn More About Opportunities

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

To learn more about volunteer opportunities near you, contact us today.

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