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Young Volunteer Training Day
4th Aug 2019
Sunday 4th August 10am – 2pm @ Tregenna Surf House, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives
This young volunteer training day is exclusively for young people aged between 14 and 18 who would like to train to become volunteer surf mentors with The Wave Project.
In West Cornwall we currently have a small group of young volunteers who have come through the project, completing their 6-week course and continuing to surf with us as members of the surf club. Once they turned 14 years old they trained up to become volunteers themselves, helping other young people to grow in confidence and learn new skills.
I have seen a dramatic improvement in these young people’s confidence and maturity over the last year they have been volunteering. They are now able to take on responsibilities such as organising equipment, assisting youngpeople physically and emotionally both on the beach and in the water and even helping to lead other new volunteers. They are all now very valuable members of the volunteerteam and I am so grateful of their commitment, enthusiasm and hard work!
I would like to make sure everyone is aware that this can be possible for more young people to be part of.
To get involved you just have to be between 14 and 18 years of age, and be physically able to help other young people to enjoy the beach and the sea.
At the young volunteer training day we will be getting in the water to learn how to assist others safely in the waves and also some basic surf safety. We will then have a packed lunch in the surf house and go through some of the other important things to know about volunteering at sessions.
This training day will be very relaxed and informal and there will be no pressure during any activity. Wetsuits can be provided if necessary and it is free to attend.
If you know someone who would like to get involved and they can come to the training day, please let me know and I can book them a space. They do not have to be in the surf club or have completed at 6-week course. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Once they have completed the training day they can attend Wave Project surf sessions as a young volunteer. They will be partnered up with an experienced adult volunteer who they can shadow and learn from.
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