Please read through the 2020 Alumni Program FAQ’s and stay tuned for the 2020 Alumni Opportunities coming soon!
Yes. Operation Surf values the efforts of existing Alumni and seeks to continue to include them in the organization. All alumni seeking to participate will need to submit an application. This ensures that a fair and standard process is followed.
January 1, 2020
Existing alumni prior to January 2020 will receive an email with a link to the application. New alumni can apply through the website.
The application period starts December 1, 2019 and ends January 31, 2020.
Applications must be received by the end of January. Applications received past the deadline cannot guarantee participation in the upcoming calendar year.
New Alumni participants are eligible to apply for the next year’s program at the end of the year.
It is Operation Surf’s mission to save and change lives and your support through your Alumni role helps to achieve that mission. All roles are an integral part of meeting organization goals and facilitating mission accomplishment.
There are multiple opportunities to serve the organization in the new program. Alumni will be placed in roles that match their skills and experience and best meet organization needs.
The new alumni program consists of admin and program committee interns, working groups, veteran support, ambassadors, senior ambassadors, alumni volunteers, and surf retreat participants.
To allow for fairness and maximum capacity, Alumni are only able to fill one position at a time.
Annual check-ins will be conducted by the Alumni Program Committee. Decisions for job role changes will be based on Alumni interest and Alumni Committee evaluation.
Alumni presence at Operation Surf programs is contingent on job role and capacity. Participation will be rotated to ensure fairness and inclusion.
Alumni Surf retreats are an opportunity for those looking to connect with other Alumni outside of Operation Surf programs.
The roles of the alumni program are an integral part of the Operation Surf curriculum. In order to meet the expectations of your specific job role we ask that friends and family participate strictly in a volunteer capacity by signing up through our volunteer system. The perks provided to alumni program opportunities are only available to alumni at this time and cannot be extended to friends or family members.
“It means a lot to me. It’s a group of both veterans and civilians trying to better not only themselves, but our entire veteran community. Showing them a way to heal and connect with the ocean, themselves, and other like minded individuals.”
– Jordan M., Operation Surf Alumni