Volunteer

Volunteer with Liquid Therapy

Liquid Therapy is a body of ocean loving people who believe in giving back a little of what they know makes them so happy! Our volunteers are well supported, gain valuable experience, make friends for life and take away unforgettable memories! You don’t have to be an awesome surfer to volunteer with Liquid Therapy… Just plenty of enthusiasm and an open mind! Join us today!

Whether you are available for an hour, a week or all season, any help means that more young people and their families can enjoy the benefits of a day at the Ocean!

Please read on to learn more about volunteering with us. 

Who we are looking for?

Mostly we are looking for people with a love of the water, an open mind and a positive attitude. Most of our volunteers help out in the water, however if you have specific skills you think would be useful or wish to support in the organisation in other ways, by all means let us know.

Have a look at some of our programmes to give you a better idea of the work that we do: https://www.liquidtherapy.ie/programmes/

Our water volunteers

Due to the nature of our work, a large proportion of our volunteers provide support in the water to our participants. Again, you don’t need to be a brilliant surfer, just bring a love of the water, an open mind and a positive attitude!

What sort of training and support will I get?

All our volunteers are provided with training in advance of getting in the water with our participants. Our volunteers will attend Liquid Therapy’s induction session. Following the induction process, they are provided with mentoring and support in the water until they feel confident working more independently. Liquid Therapy provides additional ongoing training to our volunteers where appropriate within the resources and scope of the project.

Please note, volunteers will always be placed with an appropriate level of support to their training and level of ability. In addition, volunteers will always be working within the greater Liquid Therapy team and will not be left alone under any circumstances.

How do I become a volunteer?

Please send us an email expressing your interest and we will send you the relevant information.

Please note the volunteer journey is as follows:

  • Volunteer application
  • Interview
  • Garda vetting
  • Reference checks
  • Induction
  • Mentoring & Support

Volunteer Stories

My first time to volunteer and it won’t be my last – truly amazing and may Liquid Therapy continue to grow!!! Well done guys!
– Easkey Britton (Irish women’s surfing champ and big wave charger)
I first heard about Liquid Therapy when I was learning how to surf with Bundoran Surf Co. I have spent the last three years teaching preschool children who have autism so the idea of combining this with my new love of surfing really appealed to me! I was delighted to be included in the volunteer team which took Liquid Therapy on the road this year. Spreading fun, encouraging new skills, making new friends and introducing children to surfing wherever we went! I have seen first hand how the water and surfing can change a child’s life. Within a few minutes each child had conquered at least one of their fears, improved their social skills, tried something new, socialised with new people and most importantly did all of this without knowing because they were enjoying themselves so much. The volunteers get just as much out of the experience as the children do. My favourite aspect was getting to take a child out into the water for a second or third time and see them grow more comfortable and confident. I cannot wait to work with Liquid Therapy again in the future and spread the love of water and surfing to the children I teach.

– Aoife Mc Keown (Primary School Teacher)

Volunteering with Liquid Therapy was the most unexpected highlight of last summer for me. I love working with children so when Tom told me about what he was doing, I didn’t have to think twice about offering to help out.
From the very first session with Eoin I could see how much he loved the water by his occasional smiles and bursts of excitement. Having a one-to-one session meant that we could move completely at Eoin’s pace, spending the first session just getting used to being in the waves and on a surfboard . It was amazing how Eoin’s confidence grew with each session…I never thought that by the third session we’d be surfing waves together!
For me, the best thing about Liquid Therapy is that it truly is a two way experience. I now understand that seeing the enjoyment that the children and parents get out of it, is what keeps Tom motivated to continue this amazing foundation.

– Josie Sanderson (Surf Instructor)

Want to find out more?

Drop us a line: volunteer@liquidtherapy.ie

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We would like to assure you that Liquid Therapy is observing and compliant with all COVID-19 regulations, policies, and practices.
We are working hard to continue to serve you during this time.