Surf Mentor (Fife)

  • VO85653


Description

The Wave Project is a surf therapy charity that offers a mental health intervention for young people that are at risk of isolation. We work with young people for a wide variety of reasons, examples include autism, ADHD, physical disabilities, domestic abuse at home, mental health problems.

The young people come down to the beach once a week for 6 weeks, learn to surf in safe and accepting space where they work one to one with a mentor.

As a volunteer, you act as a surf mentor for young people. You become a positive role model in their lives. Being a volunteer is hands-on and fun! You get into the water with the young people and help them learn to surf, play games on the beach, and have time to chat. It is also a great way to gain experience and make friends! You don't need to be able to surf yourself.

Organisation aims and objectives

At the Wave Project, we help young people to reduce anxiety and improve confidence through surfing! Our award winning surf courses are proven to help clients feel calmer, more motivated and better about their future.

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2 hours per session

Restrictions

Experience required: Basic swimming skills required. No surf experience required. A positive attitude. Interest in working with young people. Patience. Compassion.
Travel details: West Sands Beach, St Andrews. KY16 9XL
Minimum age: 14

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: A £10 travel voucher is available for volunteers
Training details: 1.Sign up on the website to volunteer https://www.waveproject.co.uk/get-involved/ Choose St Andrews as the location 2. you will then receive an email to sign up for an online induction, where volunteers are trained in safeguarding, confidentiality and operating procedures of The Wave Project 3. Come down to a water induction, April 16th, where the project coordinator will go over aspects of safety and the best ways to help the young people that we work with 4. Complete a PVG form 5. Keep in touch via email ruairidhf@waveproject.co.uk for more information.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 2 months ago

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