Join the Team

Applications are currently closed and will open again on January 1.

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Mandatory recruitment dates are:

  • January 26, 2023: Orientation
  • February 4, 2023: Endurance hike (field applicants only)
  • February 16 or 17, 2023: Interviews
  • March 2, 2023: Check in to deliver paperwork
  • March 4, 2023: SAR 101

Are you ready for a challenging yet rewarding volunteer experience?

Red Rock Search and Rescue is made up of volunteers who go out into urban and wilderness settings to find missing loved ones and injured hikers.  We also assist agencies with cold cases to bring answers to families who have lost someone.

There are three paths you can take to join Red Rock Search and Rescue.

Field Searcher:  These are our “ground pounders” who go into the field to find missing people.  You must be in good physical condition and comfortable searching mountain, desert, wilderness, and urban terrain in all kinds of weather.  You will receive training in all aspects of search and rescue.

Command Post:  Command post personnel work at the command center of our operation. They handle team communications, mapping, accountability, safety, scribing, and information processing. This position does not require rigorous physical conditioning and is open to nearly anyone that can work well in a fast-paced environment.

Resource Member:  You can also help us behind the scenes.  We need assistance with fundraising, administrative duties, data entry, graphic design, website development, and more.  If you can spare some time, and you have an interest in helping us, we will find something for you to do!

Field Team Member Expectations:

  • Contribute a minimum of 60 hours per year, 15 per quarter
  • Pass an FBI Background Check
  • Pay a non-refundable administration fee of $100 due at SAR 101
  • Able to attend all mandatory Orientation, PT, Interview, and SAR 101 dates (see dates below)
  • Able to spend approximately $500-$700 your first year on certifications, books, gear, equipment, and fuel
  • Complete your training card within 1 year
  • Attend trainings which are taught on evenings and weekends
  • Deploy on searches when able

Command Post Team Member Expectations:

  • Contribute a minimum of 60 hours per year, 15 per quarter
  • Pass an FBI Background Check
  • Pay a non-refundable administration fee of $100 due at SAR 101
  • Able to attend all mandatory Orientation, Interview, and SAR 101 dates (see dates below)
  • Able to hear well, write legibly, and work in a high stress environment
  • Able to spend approximately $300-$400 your first year on certifications, books, equipment and fuel
  • Complete your training within 1 year
  • Attend trainings which are on evenings and weekends
  • Deploy on searches when able

Resource Member Expectations:

  • Pass an FBI Background Check
  • Pay a non-refundable administration fee of $100 due at SAR 101
  • Contribute to the team behind the scenes in some area such as graphic design, web development, data entry, filing, mechanical work, bookkeeping, medical instruction, etc.

Applications are currently closed and will open again on January 1.

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