Become a Game Changing Volunteer

At First Tee – Greater Charleston, we help kids discover what’s inside of them, guide them to strengthen it and mentor them to put it into action—on the golf course and beyond. To do this, we need enthusiastic and caring individuals to serve as positive mentors and role models to kids and teens from all walks of life.

You don’t have to be a golf pro (or even a good golfer); we will provide the training you need to help kids feel safe, included, and empowered.  

We currently need volunteers who can:

  • Assist with On-Course Golf & Life Skills classes as a volunteer golf coach at Charleston Municipal, Patriots Point Golf Links, Dunes West Golf & River Club, Shadowmoss Golf Club, Wescott Golf Club, The Club at Pine Forest, and Berkeley Country Club. Classes are hosted once a week for 8 weeks during “after school” hours. We ask that volunteer coaches attend 6 of the 8 classes to build a rapport with participants. Please complete our volunteer form to learn more.
  • Drive a bus or mentor for our Pathfinder Immersion Program. Programming is hosted on Saturday mornings during the school year and 8:00am-4:00pm during the school year. Our greatest needs are on Saturdays throughout the school year. Program locations vary. Volunteer/mentor commitment levels are usually once per month. Please complete our volunteer form to learn more.
  • Take program and event photos. Please contact [email protected] to learn more.
  • Help with fundraising, events, and administrative tasks. Please contact [email protected] to learn more.

See what it’s like to volunteer as an On-Course Golf & Life Skills coach.

We are committed to creating and maintaining a safe and welcoming environment. All employees, coaches, and volunteers must complete a background check and SafeSport training. Please review our Youth Safety Policy to learn more about how we protect our program participants and the volunteers who work with them.

Get Started

Complete the following form to get started. Our Program Director, Meghan Taylor, will respond with opportunities that may be of interest to you, and she will provide links for your background check and SafeSport training.

At First Tee, we aim to create safe spaces that help every individual feel like they belong and can see themselves reflected. We invite you to self-identify (gender and ethnicity) should you choose.

NOTE: Active participants in First Tee programs are encouraged to volunteer.  The minimum age for volunteers is 16 years old (and 13 years old for active First Tee participants).

Volunteer Golf Coach Charleston