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Recruiting Organization: Wheeling Forward

Join us in making a splash this summer at Adaptive Surf NYC 2024! We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to help create an unforgettable day of adaptive surfing for children, adults, and veterans with disabilities. As a volunteer, you'll play a vital role in ensuring the event runs smoothly by assisting with setup, registration, hospitality, and providing support in the water. Your participation will not only help bring joy and excitement to our participants but also promote inclusivity and community spirit. Whether you’re a seasoned surfer or new to the sport, your support will make a meaningful difference. Sign up today and be part of an inspiring and rewarding experience at Rockaway Beach on July 27th, 2024!

Event Details

Title: Adaptive Surf NYC 2024

Date/Time: Saturday, July 27, 2024, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Rockaway Beach Boardwalk @ 73rd St - Queens, NY

Street Address: Beach Front Rd @ 73rd St, Rockaway Beach, Queens, NY 11692

Transportation Instructions:

  • Subway: Take the A train to Beach 67th Street Station, which is an accessible station. From there, it's a short distance to Beach 73rd Street.


  • 8:00 AM - Event Setup and Registration Volunteers Arrive
  • 8:30 AM - Check-In Opens
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Adaptive Surf Clinic

About the Event

Adaptive Surf NYC 2024 aims to empower individuals with disabilities by providing an inclusive, safe, and fun environment to experience adaptive surfing.

The waves of Rockaway Beach will come alive with the spirit of inclusivity and adventure as adaptive surfing takes center stage at Adaptive Surf NYC 2024. Hosted by Wheeling Forward, this exciting event is part of the "Play It Forward" adaptive sports program, dedicated to empowering individuals with disabilities through transformative sports experiences.

Event Highlights

  • Adaptive surfing sessions with professional surf instructors
  • Equipment and safety gear provided
  • Fun music and entertainment with a live DJ
  • Hospitality area with refreshments & free lunch for all
  • Special giveaways and prizes


Children and young adults with disabilities. Families, friends, and supporters are welcome to join and cheer on their loved ones!

Volunteers, people of all ages living with disabilities, and entire families come together for an epic day at the beach!

Whether you’re a surf pro, a beginner, or someone in a power wheelchair who wants to meet people and hang out for the day...YOU BELONG HERE. Everyone is welcome.

Volunteers Needed

We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to help us with various tasks, including:

Registration Team:

  • Role: Welcome and assist athletes and volunteers. Check in athletes and volunteers.

Hospitality and Refreshments:

  • Role: Manage food and beverage distribution, ensuring that all participants and volunteers have access to refreshments and lunch.

Setup and Take Down Team:

  • Role: Set up and dismantle the event venue. Unload and assemble tables, flags, and tents.

Athlete Prep Team:

  • Role: Help athletes with safety gear and mobility needs. Assist in transitioning to beach wheelchairs.

Shallow Water Athlete Support:

  • Role: Assist athletes with surfing activity at shallow water level.

Mid Water Athlete Support Team:

  • Role: Assist athletes with surfing activity at mid water level.

Deep Water Athlete Support Team:

  • Role: Assist athletes with surfing activity at deep water level. Experienced swimmers and surfers.

How to Register: https://tinyurl.com/adaptivesurf2024-register

Website: https://wheelingforward.org/playitforward/

Contact Us:

Website: https://wheelingforward.org/playitforward/

Email: info@wheelingforward.org

Phone: 646-450-0077

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair Accessible

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

This opportunity is recurringFalse

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Fri Jul 26, 2024 - Sat Jul 27, 2024
05:00 PM - 04:59 PM


Beach 73rd StreetOn the beachQueens County, NY 11692




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