As a part of our ongoing mission to create social impact on the Gold Coast, we are helping to make beaches more inclusive and accessible to everyone. Every weekend of the summer patrol season, accessible beach mats and beach-friendly wheelchairs will be available at participating surf clubs, designed to assist people to reach the water’s edge.
Volunteers are essential to ensure that this program is sustainable. It will provide opportunities to learn new skills, gain experience and make an impact on people’s lives.
Volunteers receive onsite training and an honorary membership at most of the surf clubs. They will also receive a uniform and free meal during their shift. Shifts go for four hours and the volunteer can choose between either the morning or afternoon shift.
“I wanted to let you know that mum had such a great experience yesterday. She has been using a walking frame since we got home instead of her wheelchair. The experience really motivated her; although it’s difficult she’s actually using a walking frame. We’ll be back as soon as possible.”
Surfers Paradise SLSC
Mermaid Beach SLSC