Volunteer Appreciation Week 2020

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, to build stronger communities and be a force that transforms the world. Each year, we shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve, recognizing and thanking volunteers who lend their time, talent and voice to make a difference in their communities.

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The First Tee of Monterey County

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Coach Rick has been an active volunteer since 2015.  Not only does he embody what we teach and role model for our participants, but Rick has also stepped up as a head coach for the annual Elementary School Golf League.  Rick has been working with the same school for over three years now!  Rick encourages new players to try it and spends extra time volunteering to practice with his team.  During his shift, you can usually find Coach Rick on the range sharing his love of golf! CONGRATULATIONS for being selected as the 2019 Volunteer of the Year!

Richard Robbins
Volunteer Coach & 2019 Volunteer of the Year

Pay It Forward Program

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Carol has served as a volunteer mentor for the Pay It Forward Program for the past two years.

During that time she has supported her scholar and our program in more ways than we can count! As a mentor, she has provided her scholar with wisdom & support and connected her to people and places she wouldn’t otherwise have access to. Carol also regularly participates in our monthly scholar meetings & shows up with a smile to help at special events just because she cares.

Carol Knight:
Mentor, Donor, &

Outdoor Enthusiast

Taylor Farms Center for Learning

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MacGregor Eddy:
Volunteer Chess Coach & 2018 Volunteer of the Year

Coach Eddy has been an active volunteer since 2016.  Ms. Eddy founded the Taylor Farms Center for Learning Chess Club shortly after becoming a volunteer.  The Center for Learning provides supervised, healthy activities for elementary school children in the Salinas, CA area. The chess sessions have between 8 and 16 kids on any day and beginners are always welcome.  Ms. Eddy gives every child that attends the chess club a free ChessKid account. Students who are working on the site frequently are given a Gold membership. Together with the ChessKid King and Queen Level students, we invented a game called
"Name That Move"! 

The time generously given by our team of volunteers allows us to staff our programs and enables our youth to develop supportive relationships with people invested in their future.

Together, we are building the future…that makes a difference to a child, their family, and our community.

The Future Citizens Foundation thanks you for your support!

If you are interested in volunteering, please see below for more information,
submit your email below or contact admin@thefirstteemc.org.

Thanks for submitting your volunteer interest!!

Adult Volunteers

One of the most amazing experiences you can imagine is being a volunteer with The First Tee of Monterey County. If you would like a life changing experience join our team of extraordinary volunteers. You don't have to know anything about golf...you just need to be willing to step forward as a role model.

The following are examples of the many ways volunteers assist our program! Positions include:

  • Coaching

  • Data Entry

  • Mentors

  • Club Builders


In addition to the life changing experience, we offer our volunteers free golf at Twin Creeks Golf Course, range balls and a wonderful time at the The First Tee Open. 

Step 1: Download and complete a copy of the Volunteer Application and turn it into The First Tee of Monterey County


Step 2:  Receive the Live Scan paperwork for a background check.  Bring background paperwork to ID Solutions in Marina or the UPS Store in Salinas (off Constitution Blvd) where you will pay $12.50 for their service.


Step 3:  The final step is to sign up for an orientation.  A 2-hour orientation is conducted at The First Tee of Monterey County for all volunteers. Please call our Headquarters for orientation dates. 


CSUMB & College Students


Are you a CSUMB or college student and you don't know where to spend your service learning hours? The First Tee of Monterey County is the place to enjoy those hours and gain valuable internship experience.

There are a number of valuable positions available to CSUMB/college students for their service learning hours.

Coaching: students who are not afraid to make fools of themselves with the participants while being positive role models that are willing to coach them in golf and life skills. No previous golfing experience needed! 

Tutoring: students able to assist participants in the after school program with their homework (math, science, English, etc.) or students experienced with software such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator that are willing to lead small workshops. 

Step 1: Download and complete a copy of the Volunteer Application and turn it in to The First Tee of Monterey County


Step 2:  Receive the Live Scan paperwork for a background check. Bring background paperwork to ID Solutions in Marina or the UPS Store in Salinas (off Constitution Blvd) along with your CSUMB student ID for a Live Scan (fingerprinting) free of charge. Non-CSUMB students must pay $12.50.


Step 3:  The final step is to sign up for an orientation. A 2-hour orientation is conducted for all volunteers at The First Tee of Monterey County. This orientation will count as part of your service. During the orientation we will determine your schedule for the remainder of semester and complete your Service Learning Agreement.


High School Community Service

The First Tee of Monterey County welcomes local high school students! The High School Peer Mentor Program provides an educational and life-changing experience for students looking for community-service hours. The lives that you will touch will be impacted forever. Please join the experience and volunteer at The First Tee Monterey County to make a difference. 

Positions include: 

  • Assistant Coaching

  • Assisting in the Computer Clubhouse

  • Tutoring and more!


For more information, please call (831) 444-7200.