Join the Team

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.  You must be 18 or older to apply.

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 card 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.

Mandatory Dates:
You must be able to attend ALL of the following dates to join this quarter.

Orientation:
April 30 (Friday evening) or May 2 (Sunday afternoon):

Physical Ability Test (field applicants only):
May 8, Saturday (morning)
Test is Buckskin Cliff Shadows hike in less than 2hrs with a minimum 25lb pack:
Applicants who pass the minimum requirements will be invited to the interview process.

Interview:
May 10 (Monday evening) or May 12 (Wednesday evening):
Applicants who pass an interview with the Recruitment Team will be invited to SAR 101.

SAR 101 Check-in:
May 21, Friday (6pm to 7:30pm)
You will turn in your required paperwork and pay the $100 fee.  You will receive your t-shirt and hat.

SAR 101:
Sunday, May 23, 7am to 4pm

If you cannot make these mandatory dates, please do not apply.  Wait for the next cycle.

Space is limited and we cannot take all who apply.  Please be thorough in your answers.

Click here to fill out the online application 

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