Become a MENTOR or Volunteer and Make a Difference
Numerous volunteer opportunities are available at First Tee – South Central Wisconsin. The success of our mission depends a great deal on the support of the many volunteers who participate in the programming. Our greatest need is for mentors on the course to accompany kids during programming at our various site locations. Please visit our Mentor page for more information.
For inquiries regarding volunteer opportunities please contact Nate Savado, Director of Community Outreach, at (608) 327-5514 ext. 703 or [email protected]. Until we reach a 1:1 ratio of mentors to kids we continue to look for additional volunteers who can make an impact. Download our volunteer application form.
Without caring mentors, positive youth development just doesn’t happen. At the First Tee, we take coaching seriously. We believe that a meaningful, quality relationship between coach 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.
We’re Looking for You!
Nationwide, we currently have more than 3,700 coaches signed up with the First Tee, including PGA and LPGA pros, as well as volunteers. But you don’t have to be a golf pro or even a good golfer. With the First Tee Coach Program, we provide the training you need.
Developed with input from leading experts in the field of positive youth development, our program focuses on empowering participants through decision-making and exploring options. This helps foster positive relationships between coaches and young people, inspiring the golfers of tomorrow to look to the future, set goals, and unlock their potential.
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. Opportunities include:
- In-school programming
By contributing your time and talent, you can directly make an impact in a young person’s life.
Learn More About Opportunities
Contact us to find out how to get involved as a coach.
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.