Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the JMMF Ocean Therapy sessions!
Ocean Therapy Sessions are held at two locations:
Camp Pendleton Wounded Warrior Battalion Ocean Therapy Sessions
Volunteers meet on the beach at the JMMF tents located near Del Mar Jetty on Camp Pendleton.
Manhattan Beach Ocean Therapy Sessions
Volunteers meet on the beach at the JMMF tents located near the Rosecrans lifeguard tower.
Volunteers play an important role in making our Ocean Therapy sessions successful. We seek volunteers to carry out the following roles on the beach at the sessions. Please review the rolls and determine which best suits your abilities:
This role helps to assist the Surf Instructor and the participant by retrieving boards in the water, helping participants 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 Operations Manager with keeping the time schedule, making sure the volunteers and participants are properly signed in as well as assigned a Water Safety buddy and Surf Instructor. And, will help with organizing the lunches, watching 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 Operations Manager for instructions and direction.
Ready to Sign up and Volunteer?
It’s easy to do in 2 simple steps:
STEP 1: FIND AN OCEAN THERAPY SESSION DATE AND LOCATION THAT WORKS FOR YOU TO ATTEND AND SIGN UP AT THE CALENDAR LOCATED HERE.
STEP 2: SIGN THE VOLUNTEER WAIVER!
For the Manhattan Beach 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.
For the Camp Pendleton sessions, please: Click and download the JMMF Volunteer Waiver to review and sign the form. Then email the signed form to: email@example.com 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.
Questions? Contact us at VOLUNTEER@jimmymillerfoundation.org