By far, the most common question we get at the BC Search and Rescue Association is “How do I volunteer for Search and Rescue?”
The answer is not simple. BCSARA is an “umbrella” organization, which means we’re composed of our member groups. BCSARA doesn’t actually respond to SAR calls directly, our member groups do, and they are also in charge of recruiting their own members.
So the answer to the question “How do I volunteer for SAR” is “It depends on where you live”. You need to find and contact your local SAR group. This should be easy – there are almost 80 of them in many communities throughout British Columbia. Once you find the group closest to you, you can usually find information on how to contact them, and what their recruitment needs are, on their web page.
- BCSARA doesn’t recruit SAR volunteers directly, we’re an umbrella organization.
More about BCSARA here.
- Find your local SAR group
A map of all SAR groups in BC is here.
- Contact them via their web site or social media