Join the Team

Due to Corona Virus concerns, Red Rock SAR has made the decision to postpone our next round of membership until the third quarter.  Applications will open again June.

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.

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 application fee of $100 due at SAR 101
  • Able to attend all mandatory SAR 101 dates (see below)
  • Able to summit Lone Mountain in 90 minutes or less at SAR 101
  • 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 on evenings and weekends
  • Able to attend searches when available
  • Comfortable being filmed by media

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 application fee of $100 due at SAR 101
  • Able to attend all mandatory SAR 101 dates (see 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
  • Able to attend searches when available
  • Comfortable being filmed by media

Resource Member Expectations:

  • Pass an FBI Background Check
  • Pay a non-refundable application 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:
TBD

SAR 101 for Field Members:
TBD

SAR 101 for Command Post:
TBD

If you cannot make these mandatory dates, please do not apply.