Join Our Team as a Volunteer Coach!


First Tee – Silicon Valley believes positive youth development happens through a meaningful, quality relationship between the coach and participant. Mentor coaches are critical to ensuring our participants have an optimum and enjoyable learning environment. Therefore, we are always looking for high quality volunteers to serve as mentor coaches. As you consider volunteering for our chapter, know that the safety of our kids is our first priority.

Contact Julie Donnellan at [email protected] or 408-508-4882 for more information.

Get Started

Volunteers are welcome to begin the onboarding steps through out the year. However, steps must be completed a few weeks prior to the start of a season — 3/1 for Spring, 6/1 for Summer, 8/10 for Fall, and 11/10 for Winter.

  • Volunteer Form — Please complete this form to begin the process.
  • Telephone Interview
  • Volunteer Application
  • In-person Interview
  • Contingent Offer
  • Background Check — After you return your signed Contingent Offer, we will send you instructions for how to complete a background check (NCSI for Juniors and SportsEngine for Adults).

Mentor Requirements

  • Assist in delivering our golf and life skill curriculum through golf games.
  • Demonstrate positive behavior and The First Tee Nine Core Values.
  • Help provide a safe, positive and nurturing experience for our participants.
  • Commit 2.5 hours a day, once a week for a 9-week class season.
  • Choose from several class options by season, location, day of week, and time.
  • Help at least 2 of 4 seasons and at least 6 of 8 lessons each season.
  • Attend a 2-hour golf and life skill mentor training prior to each season.
  • Juniors 9th grade and above are only able to teach our PLAYer or Par level.
  • No golf experience necessary!
  • See our informational volunteer tri-fold.


  • Grades- 2nd-12th grade
  • Meet once per week for 1.5-hours over an 8-lesson class season (8-10 weeks).
  • In each class, students experience a life skill, healthy habit, and golf skill through golf games.


  • Spring — March, April & early May
  • Summer — June, July & early August
  • Fall — September, October & early November
  • Winter — December, January & early February

Locations & Days

Rancho del Pueblo (San Jose)

Baylands Golf Links (Palo Alto)

Gavilan College (Gilroy)