Support BCSARA

Help us deliver SAR programs throughout BC

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Donations to the BC SAR Association help us fulfil our mandate of supporting the activities of Search and Rescue groups throughout British Columbia. Your support will be used to deliver training, assistance and equipment grants to SAR groups in communities large and small, urban and rural, all over BC. Your contribution can help make our job safer, and in turn save the lives of lost and missing people.

The BC Search and Rescue Association does not solicit funds by phone.


Community-based search and rescue (SAR) groups use many ways to raise funds to support their training and equipment needs. Before making any donations/pledges to phone solicitations, please ask the caller to provide, by mail, written evidence that the request for a donation is in fact for the LOCAL community search and rescue group. If in doubt, contact your local police detachment for verification as to the existence of a local search and rescue group and their name.

The easiest way to donate is to click the blue donate now button on this or any other page on the site. That will take you to the charity portal where you can use your credit card to set up a one time or ongoing donation. Tax receipts are issued by CanadaHelps.

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The BC Search and Rescue Association also accepts donations in the form of cheque or money order by mail. Tax receipts will be issued for amounts over $20.

BC Search and Rescue Association
#130-10691 Shellbridge Way, 
Richmond, British Columbia 
V6X 2W8

BCSARA also accepts donations through the Vancouver Foundation. Donations through the foundation take the form of an endowment to provide a lasting legacy for the BC Search and Rescue community.

Donating to BCSARA through the Vancouver Foundation is simple – just follow the link to the BCSARA page on their site. You will find a “Donate” button there.


Or Donate to your local SAR Team!