WILSAR is looking to recruit motivated, committed and outgoing volunteers to become part of the team to help provide support to the Emergency Services in the search for missing vulnerable people.
Operations can take place anywhere in Wiltshire and volunteers occasionally assist other lowland rescue teams in surrounding counties.
Team members to assist with other vital roles such as fundraising, maintenance, admin or welfare are also needed.
As a new member you will begin team life as a Search Technician but have the opportunity over time to advance to Team Leader and Search Planner. Other skills can be achieved such as Bank Search, Flood Response, Swift Water Rescue, Bicycle Search, Tracking, Missing Person Behaviour, Navigation Awards and First Aid qualifications.
All the members are 100% volunteers. Limited kit is supplied but personal equipment, fuel and training is self-funded. A level of commitment to callouts, training and fundraising is expected throughout the year.
You will however become part of a professional team where you will make good friends, explore the outdoors and get rewarded with the warm feeling that you are helping people in need.
To become operational applicants will be expected to attend regular training sessions over two months, leading up to a weekend residential Search Technician course in March ti meet and train alongside trainees of other teams from around the UK.
You must be over 18 with your own means of transport and be fit enough to walk 5 miles in under 2 hours. Due to the nature of Lowland Search and Rescue you will also be required to complete a Police background check.
A New Members’ Information Evening will be held in Devizes on the evening of 12th January 2016. Anyone who would like to attend to find out more about volunteering with WILSAR and meet some of the Team should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Please give details about yourself and why you’d like to join WILSAR. Full training will be given so no experience is necessary but please include any relevant skills or experience you have such as previous SAR work, outdoor skills, first aid training, administrative, fundraising or other charity work.