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We believe every kid deserves the chance to build inner strength before the world demands it, to find the joy that comes with feeling confident in their own skin before the world makes it feel impossible, and to access experiences and spaces where personal growth happens. We exist to enable kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges.

Thank You to our Current Volunteers, Coaches and Junior Coaches

Ashtyn White (Junior)
Bobby Baker
Cayden Chaney (Junior)
Chase Encalade
Chris Gerhard
Dennis Hodges
Doug Ward
Jackie Yañez (Junior)
Jackson Wolfe (Junior)
James Williams
Gary Dalporto
Greg Carper
Melissa Holland
Paul Wong
Peyton Epperson (Junior)
Sam Edwards
Traylen Bolton (Junior)
William Douthard
Yogesh Pandit
Yañez Family

Junior Coach

A Junior Golf Coach plays a crucial role in nurturing the next generation of golfers, instilling in them not only the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the sport but also the values of sportsmanship, perseverance, and lifelong enjoyment of golf. Junior Coach nominations will be facilitated by staff, and participants must have previously served as a Junior Mentor.

Volunteer Coach

Kids become a better version of themselves when they have the space to be who they are, surrounded by passionate people who guide them to see what they are capable of. To make these outcomes possible, we seamlessly integrate the game of golf with a life skills curriculum where kids feel excited to grow, safe to fail, and better equipped for whatever comes their way next. No golf experience needed!

Lead Coach

First Tee Lead Coaches are actively enrolled in First Tee Coach Program and attend network training over a period of 3-4 years beginning at Level 1 training. An individual interested in leading classes and dedicating more than 75 hours a year to instruction should consider this avenue. Intended for veteran Volunteer Coaches looking to make a greater impact!


Mentors assist in teaching First Tee Life Skills to mentees, provide positive feedback, and encourage participant behavior to help ensure a safe learning environment.

Lead Mentor

Lead Mentors organize and lead other mentors in the delivery of First Tee Life Skills, provide guidance, advice, feedback and support to the mentee and mentors. They also serve as role models, teachers, counselors, advisors, advocates and allies. You will provide mentee and mentors with all the tools needed to become a better version of themselves. Intended for veteran Mentors looking to make a greater impact!

Promotor and FUNdraiser

Promoters and fundraisers (emphasis on FUN!), educate the community about the services First Tee – Central Arkansas provides to participants as well as opportunities to help support the chapter’s endeavors through word-of-mouth and monetary donations.

Administrative Support

Volunteers are needed to help during classes with answering the phone, registration, filing and data entry.


We are in need of a volunteer that can translate written materials from English to various languages upon request of staff.

Alumni Network

We encourage you to invite your fellow alumni to join the Alumni Network so they can stay involved with First Tee for life!

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Prevention Policy

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.

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Positive Coaching Alliance Resource Center

Search thousands of resources to help create a positive youth sports experience for all!

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Be a Game Changer. Become a Volunteer.

At First Tee, we aim to create safe spaces that help every individual feel like they belong and can see themselves reflected. We invite you to self-identify (gender and ethnicity) should you choose.