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March 26th Camp Pendleton Ocean Therapy

March 26 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Please click and download the JMMF Volunteer Waiver to review and sign the form.  Then email the signed form to: volunteer@jimmymillerfoundation.org along with your Driver’s License Number and Date of Birth.

Please note that the base will require all volunteers to have proper identification which must be submitted at least 7 days prior entering the base. You will need to apply for a Volunteer pass at the Visitors Center at Camp Pendleton.  Additionally you will need to bring a valid US Passport or driver license, proof of Car Insurance and Car Registration to be able to drive on base.

Driving Directions and Entrance Instructions:

Volunteers meet at the beach at Del Mar Jetty on Camp Pendleton off the 5 Freeway, exit at Oceanside Harbor/Camp Pendleton.

Please plan on arriving at the gate at 8:00 a.m. As you enter the checkpoint, stay to the right thru the “Visitors Entrance.” Once thru, STAY RIGHT and follow the signs to Wire Mountain Road, Del Mar Beach. This road will take you back over the 5 FWY and will continue North parallel to the FWY. Turn Left at 12th Street and enter Del Mar Beach Resort. Once at the beach, head south again with the ocean on your right to the end of the parking lot. WE MEET PAST THE MAIN LIFEGUARD TOWER (about 200-yards south) AT THE NEXT SET OF BATHROOMS NEAR THE LAST JETTY BEFORE THE MARINA. LOOK for the JMMF Tents.

Volunteers play an important role in making our Ocean Therapy sessions a success, please choose one of the following roles for the day that best suit your abilities:

Water Safety

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.

Surf Instruction

This role provides instruction for how to surf and will work with one or two participants.

Beach Coordinators

The beach coordinators (up to 5) will assist the Ocean Therapy Event with keeping the time schedule, making sure the volunteers and participants are properly signed in and assigned a Water Safety buddy and Surf Instructor, helping with organizing the lunches, watching the items in the test, replenishing snacks and sunscreen, gathering 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 Facebook and Instagram accounts.


  • 8:30 AM    Volunteers arrive at gate
  • 9:00 AM    Beach set up and Volunteers meeting
  • 9:30 AM    Participants Arrive/Introductions – Board & Wetsuit selection
  • 10:00 AM     Stretch session and on the beach surf instruction
  • 10:30 AM    Ocean Therapy (surf, body surfing etc.) – Session 1
  • 11:00 AM    Break and Discussion
  • 11:30 AM    Ocean Therapy (surf, body surfing etc.) – Session 2
  • 12:00    PM    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

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March 26
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Camp Pendleton South
Camp Pendleton South, CA 92055 United States + Google Map