The Search & Rescue volunteer’s team is on call, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to recover climbers from precipitous crags, reunite lost walkers with their pals and ensure injured and sick casualties are safely delivered into vital hospital care.
All team members are dedicated volunteers and give up a lot of their own valuable time to provide a service to the emergency services.
There are a number of roles within the team including:
So if you want to become a volunteer there is sure to be a role in the team that suits you.
Being a member of CMCOF SEARCH & RESCUE TEAM can be very rewarding and is a great way to meet new like-minded people.
Worried about your fitness level but still want to help? Then why not join as a support member or offer to raise funds for the team?
New members will be expected to attend the Search & Rescue volunteers’ Course and you will be expected to attend at least 85% of the whole course.
The mandatory Search & Rescue volunteers’ Course is run by our certified search & Rescue instructors and is paid for by you.
All team members are expected to attend fundraising events.
Search & Rescue volunteers of CMCOF is open to any person aged 18+ with good fitness (able to comfortably walk 5 miles over mixed terrain within 2 hours) able to participate in monthly training & with your own transport.
All this whilst continuing to practice and hone their first aid skills, technical rope work and search management, and maintaining their bases, equipment, and vehicles – not to mention taking time to maintain their own fitness. Oh, and did we mention they’re all volunteers?
There are many other ways that you could assist the team, so, if lowland search or 4×4 driving is not your thing, how about assisting with fundraising, publicity, website updates, or maintaining essential equipment?
As an Operational Support member, your role would be to help at the base camp during searches. It might be something as simple as putting a brew on for teams returning from a search or helping the search manager with duties within the camp.
Fundraising is essential to keeping the team operational, so fundraising events are ongoing throughout the year.
If you would like to know more about the Search & Rescue volunteers’ team we urge you to contact our office who can give you a much greater understanding of what we do and how you can help.