First Tee of the Inland Northwest
P.O. Box 4553
Spokane, WA 99220
Qualchan Golf Course; Esmeralda GC; Deer Park GC
8 sessions during the summer
The First Tee is a youth development 501(c)(3) non-profit organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. Through after school and in school programs, we help shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf.
Our mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
Classes are offered to young people from ages 7 to 17. The nominal fee for each session includes all instruction and use of the driving range, chipping and putting facilities during classes. Financial aid is available upon request.
Volunteering with The First Tee
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.
ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?
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.
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 volunteering role, behavioral expectations, and child protection.
VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS
Assist with set up of golf and life skills program equipment and supplies
Assist with delivery of golf and life skills instruction to participants; maintain safety zones
Assist with supervised Play Days
Assist with disassembly of golf and life skills program equipment and supplies
Greet, Engage and Mentor participants
Encourage fun and learning
Serve as a positive model to participants
Become familiar with The First Tee of the Inland Northwest’s programs
Attend volunteer training sessions
Become familiar with lesson plans and core concepts
Help others become proficient in delivery of the Life Skills Education
Develop a high degree of proficiency in all elements of the Life Skills Education
Assist in teaching other coaches and volunteers
Must be able to lift 20 pounds, walk the golf courses, and stand or walk for up to 2 hours
Ability to serve as “the model” of mature, responsible behavior to participants
An interest in the development of youth
An appreciation for the game of golf and its inherent life lessons
A ready smile and sense of humor