Interested in becoming a volunteer coach at 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
    • 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!

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