Interested in becoming a mentor at The First Tee of West Michigan? You do not need to be an excellent golfer – just to be able to have a good time and care for young people.  Follow these simple steps to become a volunteer coach:

Step 1:

  • Take a look at the schedule below.
    • Each row represents a six-class session (12-hour volunteer commitment) that needs coaches.
    • Sessions are color-coded for need:
      • Red = 3+ volunteer coaches needed
      • Yellow = 2 volunteer coaches needed
      • Green = 1 volunteer coach needed
      • White = Currently no need for volunteer coaches
  • Find a six-class session whose times align with your schedule
    • As a coach, we ask that you commit to a six-class session
    • Committing to six classes helps you build rapport with your class.

Step 2: 

  • Email in order to take an online background screening serviced by NCSI.
    • Background screening checks local and national databases.
    • Screening costs $30 to the volunteer
    • The First Tee of West Michigan receives a ‘green light’ or ‘red light’ based on the background screening.

Step 3: 

  • Go through our 15-minute online volunteer orientation, which can be sent by Program Director Taylor Haudek (

Step 4: 

  • Arrive 15 minutes before class on the first day to get the scoop for your lesson!