Why Volunteer?

First Tee Greater Wilmington is about so much more than golf – it’s about strengthening our community and you can help, whether you play golf or not. You only need to enjoy working with young people, and have the willingness and ability to serve as a positive role model. You can make an impact by taking as little as and hour and half out of your week to assist in our classes and other programs.

What will you do as a volunteer? Help us maintain a safe environment for our participants during class and reinforce the First Tee Curriculum taught by our volunteer coaches. No golf experience required!

First Tee Greater Wilmington is in constant need of talented people to coach or assist in First Tee Classes at one our various program locations. We also need volunteers throughout the year to help with our fundraising events, including our annual fundraising tournament, community events, various opportunities during the Charles Schwab challenge, and many more.

Children don’t care how much you KNOW until they know how much you CARE.


With busy lives we understand that it can be a challenge to find the time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous and not only to the First Tee, but to you as well!  The right volunteer activity can help you meet new friends, interact with the community and, learn new skills. Check out some of the benefits of volunteering with First Tee Greater Wilmington below.

A Better You! Volunteering …

  • helps counteract the effects of stress, depression, and anxiety.
  • increases self-confidence.
  • provides a sense of purpose.
  • helps you stay physically and mentally healthy.

Additionally, First Tee Greater Wilmington volunteers can access and utilize the First Tee 3-Hole Loop to play and practice. Please note volunteers MUST present their Volunteer Badge (presented at the end of their first class of the year) if asked and may NOT bring guests with them.

When you help kids become the best version of themselves, you might discover the best version of yourself along the way! So if you’re looking to make a difference in your community, sign up today and help us BUILD GAME CHANGERS!


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.



During the Spring and Fall Seasons, weekly First Tee Classes are held at our 5 programming locations. Classes meet for 45 or 75 minutes and run for 8 consecutive weeks. Classes are broken into various age groups.

We are always looking for Volunteer Coaches to Lead and Assist with classes. Through games participants are seamlessly exposed to the First Tee Key Curriculum through the game of golf.


Summer Camps range from 3-5 days per week, depending on the participants ages. All camps are half day, from 9am-12pm and are hosted at our main facility, The Loop, located at the Wilmington Municipal Golf Course. Summer Camps are a great way for participants to have fun and improve their golf game.

Skills Clinics are typically held in the Summer, but we do host a few other Clinics, such as during Spring Break. Skills clinics focus more on the golf skills than the life skills.


LPGA*USGA Girls Golf is the only national junior golf program that specializes in providing girl-friendly environments for juniors to learn the game of golf. We are always looking for additional Volunteers to assist with these monthly events (2x a month in the summer). Girls Golf events can range in activities but most events take place at the First Tee Loop.

Volunteers do not need to be avid golfers to assist with Girls Golf Events.


First Tee Greater Wilmington hosts and attends various events around the Wilmington community throughout the year. We ask volunteers to help us man our booth by passing out information, manning the golf activity we bring, etc.

Being a part of these community events allows our chapter to gain more exposure, integrate into the community and build partnerships with other non profits.


We know that our chapter would NOT be anywhere as successful without our AMAZINGLY TALENTED and CARING volunteers!

Our staff had the opportunity to host a Volunteer Appreciation Celebration on November 14th at the elegant Dye Clubhouse at Country Club of Landfall! We are so grateful that Landfall was able to host us. It was so lovely to bring together our esteemed volunteers and staff to celebrate the end of a wonderful year! From games to Thank You’s to awards and everything in between, it was a lovely night.

Duncan Nesbit Volunteer of the Year :
Coach Warren Butler
Nate Clark Game Changer of the Year :
Coach Tim Hodgin
Rookie of the Year :
Coach & Alumni Caroline Shriver
CommUNITY Champion of the Year :
Boys & Girls Club, Brigade Campus
Building Game Changers Philanthropists of the Year :
Darrell Posey & Loggerhead Golf Co. | Gordon Dalgleish | Shawn Kuehner | Brad Bass & Lumina Gem

Check out our 2022 Award Winners below:

Duncan Nesbit Volunteer of the Year : Coach Ira Padva

Nate Clark Game Changer of the Year : Coach Ross Allen

Rookie of the Year :
Coach Cortney Maffett

CommUNITY Champion of the Year : Derick G.S. Davis Center @ Maids Park