Castlegar Search and Rescue. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar Search and Rescue. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar Search and Rescue recruiting volunteers

Entry-level training will begin in a few weeks

Castlegar Search and Rescue (CSAR) is looking for some new volunteers.

If you love the outdoors, are passionate about helping others and are looking to learn new skills, CSAR might just be the right way for you to give back to your community.

Even if you aren’t outdoorsy, the organization might still be a good fit as CSAR also needs administrative volunteers for things like bookkeeping and vehicle maintenance.

If you are interested, the first step is to send an email to recruiting@castlegarsar.ca.

After that, there is a screening process to ensure volunteers meet the needs and criteria of the organization. Volunteers must also be commited to a training schedule and available to participate in rescue calls.

CSAR is encouraging interested parties to apply soon as the introductory level search and rescue course required for volunteers will take place in a few weeks.

After volunteers have their basic SAR certification, they can then go on to take training modules for specialty skills such as swift water rescue, long line rescue, mountain rescue, alpine teams and sled teams.

CSAR members also participate in group training and practice sessions each Wednesday evening.

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Castlegar Search and Rescue. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar Search and Rescue. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar Search and Rescue. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar Search and Rescue. Photo: Submitted