ID: 94733

Surf Mentoring Team

Young People Regular - less than 6 months Across: Ocean Grove VIC, Anglesea VIC, Point Leo VIC

About this opportunity

This position offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of youth work, mental health support & disability support. As a Surf Therapy Mentor, you will provide 1:1 support to participants in and out of the water. You will build and maintain positive relationships with young people, fostering a safe and inclusive environment that encourages personal growth and wellbeing, while supporting them to catch waves and boost their confidence in the ocean. Surf therapy sessions run for two hours on weekends and weekdays in both Ocean Grove and Anglesea.

Mentors are front and centre in the delivery of our programs and the true heroes of the organisation! No surfing experience needed, however confidence in the ocean is beneficial.

BENEFITS

  • Put back into your community by making a meaningful impact on the lives of vulnerable youth.
  • Develop valuable practical experience working directly with young people, enhancing your interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Meet like-minded individuals who share a love for the ocean.
  • Improve your physical health and wellbeing in an active environment.

Our volunteer team from 16 years & over consists of a community of ocean lovers who are passionate about giving back to their community. We pride ourselves on harnessing a diverse team of all ages, backgrounds and skillset and look forward to welcoming new members to the team. Or if you would like any further information, please contact our volunteer coordinator.


Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

- Current Working with Children’s Check (Volunteer), or willingness to obtain.
- Current National Police Check, or willingness to obtain.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

Commitment Ad hoc and 6 weeks. 3 hour shifts on mornings or afternoons on the weekend and weekdays.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Travelling Volunteers
  • Work Experience
  • Young adults, 18 - 24
  • Younger Volunteers, under 18
Type of work
  • Disability Support
  • Sport & Physical Activity
  • Tutoring & Coaching
Training

No prior training or experience required. Mentor training provided by Ocean Mind

Reimbursement

Approved travel costs can be reimbursed. Food and drink is provided during the course.