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Veterans Village September 28th
September 28 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Coronado Beach Ocean Therapy Sessions
Please click and download the JMMF Volunteer Waiver to review and sign the form. Then email the signed form to: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also print the form and bring it to the JMMF event.
Volunteers will meet on the beach at Coronado – exact location to be provided.
Volunteers to please bring a change of clothes (if planning to be in the water), towel, and a good attitude.
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. CPR certification a plus.
Planning: Bring a wetsuit, a towel and change of clothes. Personal surfboard is optional and encouraged!
8:30 AM Set up volunteers arrive to unload and set up tents
9:00 AM Water Safety and Surf Instructors arrive 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.