Join the OOSAR Team!
You Can Make a Difference
Are you interested in volunteering in your community? Do you enjoy the outdoors? Are you interested in expanding your skills in wilderness survival and rescue and gain more knowledge about our area? Joining the Oliver Osoyoos Search and Rescue team could be exactly what you are looking for.
Where does the training come from?
Training curriculum and certification is provided through the Emergency Management Division of the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) on behalf of the Emergency Management BC (EMBC). All SAR Team members must complete basic Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) training within their first year of joining the team
How much time does it take up?
Lots! The team is very passionate. Each member can spend hundreds of hours a year on team activities. Oliver/Osoyoos Search and Rescue meets every Tuesday night at the SAR Hall in Oliver. There are also special courses and other activities like fundraising and education. Finally, the reason you want to join is the call-outs. Call outs can happen at anytime but often they occur at night, and often in bad weather.
Do you get paid?
No. Everybody is a volunteer, providing their own time for training and searches. In addition everyone provides their own personal equipment. Some expenses are paid, such as gas for driving to a search site. However almost everything else is paid for by the team members themselves.
If you are interested in joining OOSAR we recommend speaking to one of our team members to get more information. Please contact us for more information. Search and rescue training and meetings are every Tuesday evening at 7pm. Feel free to drop in at the hall. 65868 Cessna St, Oliver BC.