July 15th Didi Hirsch Mental Health Svcs Rosecrans Ocean Therapy
July 15 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Please register below and then click the volunteer waiver link to complete your registration by filling out the volunteer release form.
Instructions for Rosecrans Manhattan Beach Ocean Therapy Sessions
Volunteers will meet on the beach at the JMMF tents near the Rosecrans Street Lifeguard Tower.
Upon signing in, Volunteers will help to gather the boards, wetsuits and other necessary gear to the beach from the parking lot.
Volunteers to please bring a change of clothes (if planning to be in the water), towel, and a good attitude. JMMF will provide wetsuits, if needed.
JMMF will have a water station, snacks, and sunscreen at the tent and lunch will be provided, however if there are nutritional requirements please bring your food with you.
Volunteers play an important role in making our Ocean Therapy sessions a success, please choose one of the following roles that best suit your abilities.
This role helps to assist the Surf Instructor and the participant by retrieving boards in the water, helping to get through the waves and current, and acting as the in water ‘buddy’ to the participant to ensure safe instruction.
Requirements: Must be able to ocean swim. The volunteer will be in the water during instruction. Knowledge of how to properly handle a surfboard in waves is helpful.
Planning: Wear a bathing suit, please bring a wetsuit if you have one. Bring a towel and change of clothes.
This role provides instruction for how to surf and will work with one or two participants.
Requirements: Must have experience in surf instruction and gone through JMMF training. Must be CPR certified.
Planning: Bring a wetsuit, a towel and change of clothes. Personal surfboard is optional and encouraged!
The beach coordinators will assist with manning the tent. Volunteer activities will include: Creating a spontaneous Beach Clean Up or a Sand Castle Building activity for the kids that do not want to surf. Also you will be helping with organizing the lunches, watching the items in the tents, replenishing snacks and sunscreen, overseeing the rashguards, assist with set up and other tasks as assigned.
Photographer and Social Media Asst
One to two volunteers needed to take photos and record moments for social media posting to the JMMF & WWSFacebook and Instagram accounts.
Requirements: Check in with the Event Manager for instructions and direction.
Please designate the station you can work when you sign up here.
Only 45 spots left
8:30 AM Beach set up volunteers arrive on beach at Rosecrans to unload and set up tents
9:00 AM Volunteers arrive at Rosecrans for sign in and set up help
9:30 AM Volunteer meeting
10:00 AM Participants Arrive/Introductions – Board & Wetsuit selection
10:30 AM Opening Circle
10:45 AM Stretch session and on the beach surf instruction
11:00 AM Ocean Therapy (surf, body surfing etc.) – Session 1
11:45 AM Wetsuits off – grab lunch
12:15 PM Lunch and Group Discussion
1:00 PM Clean up and break down
1:30 PM Participants and volunteers say goodbye
Questions? Please email Volunteer@JimmyMillerFoundation.org