This opportunity takes place from 06 Jul 2017
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How to volunteer
There are no formal interviews. Get in touch and we will invite you along to meet us at a session and see if you enjoy it. You will need a clean driving license and we would ask you to check with your insurance company for the purposes of carrying young people on a voluntary basis. Mileage and parking expenses can be claimed for the cost of your travel to and from the beach. we will ask you to provide us with 3 forms of ID and we will process a DBS check for you, at no expense to you.
Benefits to self
You will gain a unique experience working with young people with mental health issues and disabilities, in a natural environment. You may develop your abilities working with these young people regarding leadership, communication, reliability, compassion and if interested, you can get involved in fundraising and event planning to add to your CVs. You are welcome to spend your time as you wish once at the surfing destinations (take a walk, have a surf, read a book).
Benefits to others
Our service is completely void without volunteers. We endeavour to have 1 surf mentor for every 1 young person, and without that ratio our surf sessions can not run. Our surf mentors and volunteer drivers are crucial to the project and it is lovely to see the friendships that blossom between other mentors and with the young people. None if this is possible without our volunteers!