All employees, directors, and volunteers of the SCV are Portugese nationals who live within the municipality (5km radius max). SCV also invest in the training of the staff paying for international conferences (e.g., FIBO Munich, Association of Sports Performance Centres Conference Barcelona, etc.), seminars and training courses (e.g. Portuguese Federation Surf Coach Licence). During their monthly coaching sessions, they address different topics regarding sustainability (global, national, and local). SCV also has third-party coaching sessions from local nature interpretation organizations and other institutions related to sports and society including issues such as gender equality, inclusion, and community development. As a result of all this training, SCV staff and volunteers are equiopped to run a public training seminar related to sustainability issues as well as other topics like gender equality or sexual abuse in the sports environment.