Become a Coach or Volunteer and Make a Difference


We are hiring coaches for our programming starting this April! Please click the link below to view the job description. If interested, please send resumes and inquiries to Program Director, Katie McKelvey at




In order to volunteer, you must have completed a volunteer application, submitted and approved background check and completed the  SafeSport Training.

The First Tee of Idaho is about so much more than golf – it’s about strengthening our community. And you can help, whether you play golf or not. You only need to enjoy working with young people, and have a willingness and ability to serve as a positive role model of mature, responsible behavior to our participants.

The volunteer application process has three elements that must be completed in this order.


Complete the Volunteer Application.

Click Here to fill out the application.


Complete the background check and SafeSport Training (cost $20.50). Once you’ve submitted your application (Step 1 Above), our Program Director will reach out to you with information on how to take the background check and SafeSport Training.


Complete the ACT (Assistant Coach Training). In order to access the ACT, you must be provided an account log-in. For this step, email Katie McKelvey at

Our Philosophy

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.

Prevention Policy


When We Need You:

  • CLICK HERE to view spring schedule
  • Summer 1: June 1 – June 28
  • Summer 2: July 6 – Aug 2
  • Fall: September 7 – October 11

General Information:

  • You can choose what age (7-18 years) and skill level (beginner to advanced) kids you would like to work with.
  • You DO NOT need to play the game of golf to volunteer with us.


Volunteer coaches serve in one of the two ways below. New volunteer coaches all start as Assistant Coaches, and can discuss Lead Coach opportunities with chapter staff if interested.

  1. Assistant Coach:
    • Help set-up/break down class activities
    • Be a positive role model and interact with First Tee students
    • Assist with golf instruction
    • Ensure student safety
  2. Lead Coach (A First Tee Level Coach)
    • Review lesson plans and organize class activities
    • Manage class attendance
    • Assign assistant coach roles
    • Provide communication to students and parents
    • Report to chapter staff
    • Help set-up/break down class activities
    • Be a positive role model and interact with The First Tee students
    • Assist with golf instruction
    • Ensure student safety

Junior Coaches

The Junior Coach program is a great way to earn community service hours for school while having fun and helping younger participants develop their golf and life skills.

If you have questions or want more information about volunteering with First Tee Idaho, please send your inquiries to our Program Director, Katie McKelvey, at or call (208) 938-3411 ext. 102!