Volunteer and Coach Surfing Abroad
- Role: Teaching surfing to local children assisting with efforts to promote general water safety.
- Requirements: None, though you should be able to swim
Surfing is one of the most popular water sports in the world but it is also an activity often inaccessible to many because of a lack of resources and opportunities. At our Surfing projects throughout the developing world, we are seeking to change this by making the sport something that people can become involved in regardless of background or economic situation. To do this, we need the help of volunteers with a passion for the sea, learning new skills, and working with children.
Volunteering on a Surfing project is possible whether you are a gap year student, career breaker, or are looking for a unique way to give back on vacation. You are not required to have previous surfing experience as you will be given the chance to learn while on the project, but you must be a confident swimmer to participate.
In the developing world, many children never have the opportunity to learn to swim, despite possibly being in close proximity to the ocean. As a volunteer coaching surfing abroad, you will be helping to teach children the importance of staying safe in the sea and being able to swim. You will also provide them with coaching to learn to swim and surf.
You will be involved in regular trips to the beach with local children, gradually teaching them vital new skills. Having fun and learning is the goal, and volunteers who are eager to get involved and help provide support for children will be able to make a hugely positive contribution to disadvantaged communities.