“That moment, the moment you stop, when you forget you’re volunteering to help change lives, because you noticed its changed yours”

Katie

Katie

South Devon Coordinator

Hi, my name is Katie

I’m from the Devon. I started volunteering with The Wave Project after seeing a similar project in another country was lucky The South Devon Project was setting up just as I had returned.

I’m currently covering the fantastic Carla who is currently on maternity leave and its great to be able to continue the fantastic work which has been happening in South Devon since 2015.

I love sport, arts, music and volunteering and giving away my time! The quote I love most is you can always make more money you can never make more time. Giving your time irreplaceable eh!

2018 will be another joy filled summer, so come join The Wave Project Family and be part of The Wave Project South Devon Community.

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Carla

Carla

South Devon Coordinator

Hi, my name is Carla

I’m from the North Coast of Ireland. I’ve spent the last 10 years working as a surf instructor, teaching sport science and working with young people with disabilities, which has led me to the perfect venture as a project coordinator with The Wave Project. I hope to use my knowledge to make a positive impact for our young people through surf therapy.

I don’t care where in the world I am as long as it’s near the beach. I’m also a regional rep for Surfers Against Sewage so if I’m not in the sea with my longboard, you’ll find me picking up plastic on the shore!

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Surf Mentor

Surf Mentor

Volunteer

Hi, I’m a Surf Mentor in South Devon.

I come in all sorts of shapes and sizes! Our youngest is 14 and our oldest are Grandparents!

I am a great role model for our young people. I might not be able to surf as well as our surfers, as they get amazing one-one support and I might of not had the chance to learn yet!

It doesn’t matter as I turn up, I smile and laugh with the surfers and volunteers and I do my best to make sure the session goes on.

I prefer sunny days, however rainy days are pretty cool. As we tend to look like seals in our wetsuits they also keep me warm.

I love it when our young people go away with a little more confidence. If someone misses a session or if I can’t make it its ok! We have 6 weeks of hanging out and hopefully many more surf club sessions.

I have many opptunities for training some of which I can do online in my free time.

My favourite teachers are the young people we work with telling me what they need and if they can’t do it I love it when they show me or just push me into a wave.

I might want some further training to help me be better at my role these special trainings include things like mental health awareness, water safety, autism awareness or just support from another surf mentor till I have the confindnce to step into the role.

If this sounds like something you would like to do please email one of The Team.

You work in a team and our best practice means no one is ever alone.