How does YIPs Work?
The concept is simple! YIPs is a recognition and reward program that is self-paced and can be completed in three years, give or take depending on the member. The rewards program operates utilising a similar concept to that of frequent flyer points where participants collect points for being involved in a range of lifesaving activities. The more activities they engage in and the more hours they volunteer, the greater the points collected.
YIP’s is designed to encourage youth participation in all areas of club activity including:
- Junior Activities (nippers)
- Youth Activities
- Club Activities
- Community Project (gold level only)
From the age of 13, junior members can complete their Surf Rescue Certificate and join a club patrol. Patrolling members learn a multitude of skills including First Aid, rescue techniques, radio operations, driving or crewing inflatable rescue boats. These skills prepare lifesavers to deal with the many potential hazardous situations that may arise. Active surf lifesavers are held in high regard in the wider community and with potential employers