Interested in joining CALSARA?

Our next recruitment is anticipated to be held in fall of 2024, with exact dates TBD.

Please email to express your interest and ensure you are added to our distribution list for information.


A search is an emergency and can happen at any time. We look for enthusiastic people who are ready to be deployed to the field at a moment’s notice, participate in ongoing training, contribute at committee meetings, support the AdventureSmart education program and participate in community engagement events.

We are looking for volunteers with the following criteria:  

  • Over 18 years old

  • Able to contribute minimum of 40 hours per year, after basic training

  • Available to attend mandatory 65-hour basic training program

  • Have a valid Standard First Aid Certificate (current within six months of expiry). Don't apply unless you will have your First Aid Certificate in time for the start of training

  • Must be willing to submit and pass a Police Enhanced Security Clearance

  • Payment of a $300 uniform deposit required at first day of training

Successful applicants often have the following attributes:

  • Dedicated to helping people and the community

  • Willing to regularly attend searches, training, committee meetings and community events

  • Good physical condition

  • A collaborative team player

  • Volunteer and community oriented

  • Commitment!

If you are interested in joining, or have any further questions about joining, please email us at:  We will place you on our distribution list to receive further details prior to our next Recruitment Information Night.

Thank you for your interest in CALSARA.

If you are currently a member of another ground SAR team, and want to transfer to CALSARA, please email to discuss your situation and qualifications.




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