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  • Surf Mentor (Fife)
    with The Wave Project - Scotland (This is not a Fife-based organisation).

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO85653 - Created/last updated: 03/09/2021


    About this opportunity:The Wave Project is a surf therapy charity that offers a mental health intervention for young people that are at risk of isolation. We work with young people for a wide variety of reasons, examples include autism, ADHD, physical disabilities, domestic abuse at home, mental health problems.

    The young people come down to the beach once a week for 6 weeks, learn to surf in safe and accepting space where they work one to one with a mentor.

    As a volunteer, you act as a surf mentor for young people. You become a positive role model in their lives. Being a volunteer is hands-on and fun! You get into the water with the young people and help them learn to surf, play games on the beach, and have time to chat. It is also a great way to gain experience and make friends! You don't need to be able to surf yourself.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:14
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:1.Sign up on the website to volunteer Choose St Andrews as the location 2. you will then receive an email to sign up for an online induction, where volunteers are trained in safeguarding, confidentiality and operating procedures of The Wave Project 3. Come down to a water induction, April 16th, where the project coordinator will go over aspects of safety and the best ways to help the young people that we work with 4. Complete a PVG form 5. Keep in touch via email [email protected] for more information.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - A £10 travel voucher is available for volunteers

    Experience required:Basic swimming skills required. No surf experience required. A positive attitude. Interest in working with young people. Patience. Compassion.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; PVG membership required

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsWest Sands Beach, St Andrews. KY16 9XL

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

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