We are honored to have the time, talent and treasures of our many Volunteers. To ensure that each volunteer is matched with the right position; please choose from the areas outlined below that you feel best fits your personal goals, experiences and availability.


  • Meets once a month on the first Tuesday of the month from 6-7 PM at the Chi Chi Sports Complex

  • Provides event leadership and/or hands on role in the Academy’s mission

  • Members planning to be event chair persons and/or take on committee roles will be drawn from this group.

  • Members have Board of Directors and VIP Volunteer support, name badges and receive meeting minutes.


  • These are individuals of influence with resources and good ideas, committed to being called upon for consulting, contributing and volunteering for special events, special projects and in emergency situations.

  • They are kept up to date of happenings through e-mail.

  • The Auction Contributor commits to acquiring three (3) donated items to be used in the Charity Classic Auction in November. You are provided with documents to support your requests from businesses and individuals.


  • Summer Camp Volunteers come Monday – Thursday from 9am to 12pm (or certain days depending on Coach needs). Volunteers will be asked to assist in: Station Set-up & Breakdown, Coaching, Participant Check-in & Check-out, as well as Rental Set Check-in & Check-out.

  • Saturday Certification Program Volunteers come during designated Program hours (vary per class) and assist trained Coaches with daily programming at the Sports Complex or Golf Course, including Station Set-up & Breakdown, Coaching, Participant Check-in & Check-out, as well as Rental Set Check-in & Check-out.

  • For more information on The First Tee program, visit www.thefirstteeclearwater.org.


  • Working Volunteers have a “work” schedule of eight (8) hours per week

  • Duties are customer oriented and these volunteers will provide labor assistance, when needed in exchange for golf and sports complex privileges. Hours worked are recorded to earn golf privileges.

  • Working Volunteers usually work for Education, Golf Operations, Special Projects, Development, or Grounds Maintenance.

Want to learn more?

Join us at a monthly Lunch & Learn to tour the campus and learn more about the Foundation’s educational programs. Contact Laura Tobe at laura@chichi.org for information on upcoming dates.

Ready to volunteer?

Fill out the VOLUNTEER APPLICATION and either e-mail, mail or drop off the application(instructions on first page).

Volunteer stories

Sean Tobe Academy Executive Committee Member and Chi Chi Charity Classic Co-Chair
“I volunteer my time with the Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation because I believe in the goals of the Foundation and I enjoy being a part of the family.  I played the golf course growing up and didn’t know a whole lot about what the Foundation was about until I moved back to the area after college.  I wanted to get involved in the local community and my father Scott Tobe was already a part of the Executive Committee so it was a natural fit for me to see what it was all about.  I knew a little bit about The First Tee and the School that was on site but not enough.  As I became a working member of the Executive Committee I’ve come to understand how great the kids are and how great this organization is.  I’m proud to be a part of what is going on at this Foundation and I look forward to being a part of the growth into the future.”

Mike KesselThe First Tee of Clearwater Volunteer Assistant Coach
“The reason I volunteer is simple. I believe education is the most important opportunity most of us have. I wasn’t the most gifted student but I learned many values and lessons through sports. I want kids to know that they have the chance to be as successful as they want to be. In the classroom or on the golf course hard work, determination and applying the core values can take you wherever you want to go.” 

Get started

If you're interested in volunteering at our Clearwater campus and making a difference in the lives of our students, please call (727) 726-8829 x 207 or e-mail laura@chichi.org

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