Volunteer and Make a Difference!

2024 Volunteer Opportunities Now Available!

At First Tee – Greater Chicago, we help kids discover what’s inside of them, guide them to strengthen it and mentor them to put it into action in everything they do.  

To do this, we need enthusiastic and caring individuals to serve as positive mentors and role models to kids and teens of various backgrounds. Our coaches’ ability to develop impactful relationships with our participants is the backbone of our program.  

You don’t have to be a golf pro (or even a good golfer), we will provide the training you need! Our training system is built on research-proven methods of positive youth development, providing coaches with the tools to make kids feel safe, included and empowered. 

We rely on volunteers — sometimes year-round — to accomplish our mission, and not all of those goals involve golf. These opportunities include: 

  • Fundraising/Events 
  • Operations/Administration 
  • In-school program support 
  • By contributing your time and talent, you can directly make an impact in a child’s life. 

How to Get Involved

Step 1:       

Complete Application  

Step 2:     

Our Volunteer Manager Dinna Trovero will contact you to discuss your volunteer application and schedule an orientation meeting.

Step 3:  

Complete background check (Self Pay) and complete Safe Sport training (only if you want any interaction with our kids)

  • Background Check (Cost is $20.50 and is good for two years)
  • SafeSport Training (good for one year)

Thank you for your interest in helping us impact the lives of Chicagoland youth!

Typical Programming Schedule:

Spring (March – May): Classes meet once a week for 5-6 weeks for 1-1.5 hours, depending on the level. Monday-Saturday.

Summer (June – August): Classes meet once or twice a week ranging for 1-3 hours, depending on the level. Sessions are 4, 6 or 8 weeks throughout the summer. Monday – Saturday.

Fall (September – October): Classes meet once a week for 6 weeks for 1-1.5 hours, depending on the level. Monday-Saturday.

We will work with you to find a fit for your schedule. Don’t have a lot of time to commit? No worries! No golf experience is required to volunteer with us. You just need a passion for golf and youth development.

For more information on how to get involved, please contact:

Dinna Trovero, Volunteer Manager

Email: [email protected]