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May 18th Veterans Rosecrans Ocean Therapy

May 18 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Rosecrans Manhattan Beach Ocean Therapy Sessions

Volunteers meet at the Campsurf Bus to help get the boards, wetsuits, tents, and all other necessary gear to the beach. Volunteers need to have clothes, towel, and a good attitude. The JMMF provides boards, wetsuits, water, food/snacks, and sunscreen.

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:

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. 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.

Surf Instruction
This role provides instruction for how to surf and will work with one or two participants. Requirements: Must have experience in surf instruction. Must know CPR. Planning: Bring a wetsuit, a towel and change of clothes. Personal surfboard is optional and encouraged!

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. Requirements: Check in with the Events Director for instructions and direction.


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8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Volunteers arrive (setup and meeting)

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Athletes Arrive, Introductions, Stretching, Surf Lesson, Board Wetsuit selection

10:30 – 12:30 p.m.
Ocean Therapy (surf, body surfing etc.)

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Group Discussion

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Clean up, participants and volunteers say goodbye.


May 18
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
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42nd Street, El Porto
4200 The Strand
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 United States
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