Be a Positive Role Model - Be a Volunteer Coach!

Why Volunteer at First Tee – Silicon Valley

  • Make a positive difference by providing participants tools to build character.
  • Meet like-minded people and be part of a supportive community.
  • Learn and develop new skills including coaching, communication & leadership.
  • Watch our course program video and hear from First Tee – Silicon Valley participants, parents and coaches about their FTSV experience! Then visit out Course Program page to learn more about what we teach.

How to Get Started

Watch our Volunteer Onboarding video.

Phase 1 – Getting Started

  • Click the button below to complete the Join Us Form.
  • Do Telephone Interview
  • Send Volunteer Application
  • Do In-Person/Zoom Interview

Phase 2 – Contingency

  • Return Contingent Offer Letter
  • Complete Background Check

Phase 3 – AdobeSign

  • Review & Sign Handbook, Waiver & Policies Documents

Phase 4 – Training

  • Complete Safesport Training
  • Watch our Safety Video

What to Know


  • Assist in delivering our life and golf skill curriculum through golf games.
  • Provide tools to build character
  • Provide a safe, positive and engaging experience for our participants.
  • Commit 2.5 hours a day, once a week for an 8-lesson season.
  • Choose from several session options by season, location, day of week, and time.
  • Help at least 2 of 4 seasons and at least 6 of 8 sessions each season.
  • Attend a 2-hour golf and life skill mentor training prior to each season.
  • No golf experience necessary!
  • See our informational volunteer tri-fold.

Additional Requirements for Juniors

  • Must be or have been a FTSV participant.
  • Must be at least 14 years old and in 9th grade or higher.
  • May only teach our Grades 2-4 and Grades 5-6 sessions.



  • Grades 2 to 12
  • Meet once per week for 1.5-hours over an 8-class session/season (8-10 weeks).
  • In each class, students experience a life skill and golf skill through golf games.


  • Spring — March-May
  • Summer — June-August
  • Fall — September-November
  • Winter — December-February

Locations & Days

Rancho del Pueblo

San Jose
Tuesdays to Saturdays
1649 Hermocilla Way
San Jose, CA 95116

Baylands Golf Links

Palo Alto
Tuesdays to Fridays
1875 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Gavilan College

Fridays & Saturdays
5055 Santa Teresa Blvd
Gilroy, CA 95020