WHEEL TO SURF-ADAPTIVE RECREATION SURFING @FOLLY BEACH COUNTY PARK - Surfing - Shallow Water Safety

Assist in getting the athletes from the beach to the water and on the board. Help to stabilize the board and ensure the athlete does not fall off the board. Be ready to 'catch' the riders/board as they ride the waves in and return the surfer to the Mid-Water volunteer (assist in turning the board and surfer back out for additional waves). Be watchful of those in the water for any potential safety concerns and communicate with those on shore in case of an emergency or need for additional support. Assist in getting the athlete out of the water and into a beach wheelchair (if needed). All volunteers will receive training from event organizers. Volunteers should be comfortable in the water (ocean) and wear clothing that can get wet. Ability to surf is not a requirement, but is much appreciated. Volunteers should identify themselves at the gate to avoid parking fees. Event jerseys will be worn while in the water and returned when done.

 

Qualifications Required

  • Background Check
  • Able to stand and/or walk for long periods of time Must be at least Yes
  • Age range Must be at least 16 or older
  • Comfortable interacting with and supervising large groups of children Must be at least Yes
  • Comfortable interacting with the public and large crowds Must be at least Yes
  • How much weight can you lift safely and comfortably? Must be at least 30 pounds or more
  • Willing to get wet and/or dirty Must be at least Yes