May 4th Happy Trails Rosecrans Ocean Therapy
May 4 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
You can also print the form and bring it to the JMMF event.
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 for the day 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. Must know CPR. Planning: Bring a wetsuit, a towel and change of clothes. Personal surfboard is optional and encouraged!
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.
8:30 AM Beach set up volunteers arrive on beach at Rosecrans
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
11:30 AM Break and Discussion
11:45 AM Ocean Therapy (surf, body surfing etc.) – Session 2
12:15 PM Wetsuits off – grab lunch
12:30 PM Lunch and Group Discussion
1:00 PM Participants and Volunteers clean up from lunch & say goodbye
1:15 PM Beach break down and load out
1:30 PM Volunteers say goodbye.