Volunteer

‘Liquid Therapy’ is a body of ocean loving people who believe in giving back a little of what they know makes them so happy!

 

You don’t have to be an awesome surfer to volunteer with Liquid Therapy! Whatever your skill set is we will find a place for it! From taking photos, to talking to the families or being an extra pair of hands, it all helps!

 

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 beach!

 

Take a look at our upcoming programs and see what works for you.

 

All we ask is that you are Garda vetted and have a love of the ocean!

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 charity.

- Josie Sanderson (Surf Instructor)