Volunteer Ground Searcher for Search and Rescue

(Georgian Bay Volunteer Search & Rescue)

Position ID: V-MID0122
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2023
Last Full Update: 17 Mar 2023

Opportunity Details: Volunteer Ground Searcher for Search and Rescue


Recruiting takes place in the fall of each year. 
New Recruit application required (www.gbvsar.com).

Contact Liam Hutchin, President, Georgian Bay Volunteer Search and Rescue; Email: info@gbvsar.com

Once fully trained, you will help us assist the police to search for lost and missing persons, and respond to emergencies in the community (e.g. natural disaster cleanup and support)
Applicants are asked to fill out the application form on our website.

More Info Link www.gbvsar.com
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Areas of Interest Education Support (Training Programs) ; Emergency & Response ; Nature / Environment
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; First Aid ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Medical Assistance ; Patience ; Team Work
Commitment Length Long Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction Level Small Group ; Large Group
Minimum Hours 7 / Month
Accessibility Not Accessible
Location Simcoe County
Number of Positions Simcoe County: 10 individual(s) 
Volunteers required throughout Simcoe County.
Training Orientation - September, see website ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training - One evening training session and 1 Saturday training session per month ; Training on-going ; LEVEL 1 - Basic Search Techniques 
Established in September of 1998, the Georgian Bay Volunteer Search and Rescue Team is one of 19 teams, registered with the Ontario Search and Rescue Volunteer Association (OSARVA), operating in the Province of Ontario. 
Our training is not limited to the above certification level. The GBVSAR training program ensures that each member is ready and trained above and beyond the minimum certification level. Our trainers have included certified police, military, fire service and industrial instructors who provide the team with a broad variety of instruction related to Search and Rescue.  
As part of their membership obligation, each member of the GBVSAR must complete  
Level 1 of the OPP/OSARVA Basic Search and Rescue Certification program.
Transportation Car required
Police Check Required

Agency Details: Georgian Bay Volunteer Search & Rescue

Office Phone No public telephone number
E-Mail info@gbvsar.com
Website gbvsar.com
Address & Map
Barrie, ON
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Mailing Address c/o Georgian Bay Volunteer Search and Rescue, 65 Cedar Pointe Dr 
Suite 165 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4N 9R3