Current opportunities

Current opportunities

If you are interested in joining the unit as a volunteer team member:


  • you are:

    • not colourblind

    • located within 15 minutes travel time to Vesuvius when “on call”

  • you have:

    • a Pleasure Craft Operator Certificate (PCOC)

    • a current valid Criminal Record Check

    • a reasonable level of physical fitness

Time commitment:

  • Meetings/Classroom training - every Thursday 1730-1900h at the SAR Hall, 261 Fulford-Ganges Road

  • On-the-Water training - two hours on the SAR vessel, every week or two, usually with several options for training times

  • To be available on-call for search and rescue taskings - 7 days in every month is ideal.

    • Each 24h day is broken down into 6h periods. Sign-up is online. Your on call time can be scheduled to suit your availability. If your schedule changes then it is usually easy to get another member to cover your time.

If you are interested, and meet these criteria then email us at: and leave us a message.  We will contact you to schedule an interview. 

For more information please call 778-888-0492

Thanks for your interest; we look forward to meeting you!

 What's in it for you?

  • Opportunity to improve your local marine seamanship knowledge and skills

  • Free courses including Red Cross First Aid - Marine, ROC-M, SARNAV 1 & 2, RHIOT

  • Experience with a high performance rescue vessel and use of a top quality equipment

  • Satisfaction and fulfillment of volunteering with like-minded team members

  • A Canada Revenue Agency tax credit - if you log enough hours - click here

 Note: there is a 6-month probationary period