Become a Coach or Volunteer and Make a Difference

Our Philosophy

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

“Young people don’t care what a coach knows until they know a coach cares.”

As you consider volunteering for our chapter, know that the safety of our kids is our first priority.  Please read our Prevention Policies to see how we conduct programs and activities at our chapter.

Prevention Policy

Volunteer Process

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. Once your volunteer application is completed, we will be in touch!

For any questions, please email

Apply to Volunteer Here

Volunteer Opportunities

First Tee – Benton Harbor Scholarship Dinner (November 4)
  • Ticket Sales
  • Volunteer during the dinner
  • Solicit silent auction items
First Tee – Benton Harbor The Coalition (year-round)
  • Chaperone
  • Mentor
  • Tutor
First Tee – Benton Harbor Girls on the Green (year-round)
  • Chaperone
  • Mentor
First Tee – Benton Harbor at Harbor Shores (Spring, Summer & Fall)

  • Chaperone play night at Harbor Shores Golf Course
  • Volunteer with regularly scheduled classes
First Tee – Benton Harbor at Blossom Trails (Summer & Fall)

  • Chaperone play day at Blossom Trails Golf Club
  • Volunteer with regularly scheduled classes
Whirlpool Community Golf Outing (August 8 & 9)
  • Raffle ticket sales
Nancy Tennant Golf & Leadership Academy (July 19 – 22)
  • Chaperone campus tour
  • Check-in/check-out desk
  • Healthy Habits Cook-Off
  • Chaperone group at Harbor Shores
  • Join the event planning team
First Tee – Benton Harbor Golf Marathon (June 5 & Fall Date TBD)
  • Fill & repair divots
  • Distribute water
  • Join the event committee
KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship (May 2022)
  • Flower sales
  • Program sales