Volunteering at London Search and Rescue fulfills a variety of interests and areas of specialization—be they related to on-the-ground searching, managing the logistics of a search and rescue operation, educating the public, organizing fundraising events or working behind the scenes to assist with the administration of the organization. We need volunteers who have skills in Orienteering, digital mapping, GPS usage, management, tracking, mechanical know-how, first aid, radio communications, event planning, fundraising, networking, accounting, IT, grant writing—the list of goes on. Volunteer expertise at LSARis numerous and varied, and all roles are vital to supporting the LSAR team.
The LSAR Volunteer
It is incredibly rewarding to assist someone in times of need. London Search and Rescue volunteers rally in these times with skill, strategy and precision to execute search and rescue operations 24/7, 365 days a year. We are one of the most active search and rescue teams in Ontario.
Most search and rescue operations focus on locating and rescuing lost people, and these incidents are rarely convenient or known to the public. Searches often occur at night, off trail in rough terrain, and in challenging weather conditions. LSAR team members are willing and able to respond in these conditions, and understand that responding to a search is a priority. While we have fun as a team, we are not a club or an avenue for training. London Search & Rescue is an emergency response organization that requires a substantial and consistent commitment throughout the year.
Join the Team
London Search and Rescue is always looking for good people. Twice a year, we host a Volunteer Information Session for anyone interested in joining the team. These sessions are the best times to meet team members, and learn about the application process. We look forward to meeting you!
Volunteer Information Sessions: Next Expected Recruiting Session – Early 2023
Keep an eye on our website and social media for updates regarding our next recruiting session. To be notified when registration for this session opens up. Please enter your contact information here.
Have a question? Check out our FAQ for answers to some of our most common question
"It is fun and it gives back to the community - and I like learning a wide variety of skills."
- Searcher: Brian G
- Searcher: Bobby D
- Instructor and Liaison Officer: Janelle C
- Commander: Jamie W
- Team Leader: Chrissy M
- Instructor: Patrick M
- AdventureSmart Coordinator: Laurie C.
- Instructor: Rob H
- Searcher: Jeff R
The second thing that I enjoy about LSAR is the training. Our training officers over the years have always brought top notch training to the team. Night nav and visual tracking are just a couple to the training sessions that I have thoroughly enjoyed. Even the dreaded note taking night is always enlightening"
- Logistics Chief, Bart S
- Recruiting Officer, Krys J