Become a Coach or Volunteer and Make a Difference

Our Philosophy

Without caring mentors, positive youth development just doesn’t happen. At The First Tee of the Upstate, 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.”

We’re Looking for You!

We offer volunteer opportunities throughout the year.  The volunteer opportunities include working with participants during Life Skills Experience Classes, playing golf with participants, helping create awareness of the program and administrative assistance.  All of our opportunities allow volunteers to give back to their local community.

Make an Impact Off the Course

We need more than coaches to make The First Tee of the Upstate 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:

By contributing your time and talent, you can directly make an impact in a young person’s life.


  1. Fill out initial interest form.
  2. Complete application.
  3. Complete Verified Volunteers background check.
  4. Attend in-person training.
  5. Sign-up and show up to your class!

If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Matt Sharkey, Program Director at or (407)-493-7705.