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Mentor Foster Youth Monthly w/ Urban Surf 4 Kids!

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ORGANIZATION: Urban Surf 4 Kids

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Urban Surf 4 Kids is a local surf therapy nonprofit for foster and at-risk youth. We provide surf therapy camps, career-focused programs, life-skills courses and monthly group mentorships. We are currently in the middle of our mentorship season and are looking for 3 more volunteers to join our team!

This mentorship program takes the same youth every month for a different recreational activity. Common activities are surfing, hiking, sailing, paddleboarding, kayaking, rock climbing, etc.

We are looking for mentors who:

  1. Can serve as a positive role model for foster and at-risk youth
  2. Are passionate about uplifting youth who have suffered from abuse, neglect, and trauma
  3. Are willing to dedicate one recurring weekend day each month for 7 months
  4. Enjoy the outdoors and recreational activities

Volunteers must:

  1. Be at least 21 years of age
  2. Commit to all outings, taking place on a weekend day (last Saturday or Sunday of each month, depending on the group you are in) until September.
  3. Provide all required documentation upon or shortly after application, including DMV record and proof of car insurance
  4. Be willing to complete a background check
  5. Review our 1 hr Trauma & Safety Training prior to participating in the program
  6. Review our Water Safety Course (under 15 min)
  7. Complete an online, 2-hour training course to become a volunteer mandated reporter

If this sounds like a good fit for you and you are able to commit to the once-a-month outings, please fill out our mentor application at urbansurf4kids.org under our 'Get Involved' section.

More opportunities with Urban Surf 4 Kids

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About Urban Surf 4 Kids

Location:

2840 Fletcher Parkway Suite 433, El Cajon, CA 92020, US

Mission Statement

Urban Surf 4 Kids is a unique outreach organization that works with orphan youth and foster kids. Using water sports as a catalyst, we teach kids how to first have fun and then give back to their communities and neighborhoods through local service projects.

Description

Urban Surf 4 Kids provides foster and at-risk youth with surf therapy, mentoring and a life skills achievement program. We encourage children who have suffered from abuse, neglect, abandonment and homelessness to heal through the transformative power of the ocean and through the development of healthy relationships.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Sports & Recreation
Children & Youth, Community, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Irvine, CA 92603

(33.63321,-117.79597)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Development
  • Community Outreach
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Monthly outings are typically 3-5 hours on a Saturday or Sunday. Most outings will start in the late morning and end in the early afternoon

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