Operational Team Member: Exmoor Search and Rescue
Team members undergo a thorough training programme in skill areas such as:
- rope work
- first aid
- search techniques etc
before becoming a full team member and going on call outs at the behest of the police.
Call outs can be for any missing and vulnerable person in any parts of our area, at any time of the day and in any weather.
About the volunteer
Volunteers need to be
- fit (able to walk at least 10 miles over rough terrain in any weather)
- be experienced in the outdoors
- be able to drive a car.
- love the outdoors
- knowledge of navigation
- Love helping the local community
Volunteers are needed generally 3 times a month, the evening of the middle Wednesday and the first Thursday and all day on the last Sunday of the months. Plus call outs and/or fundraising etc.
Minimum 60% attendance at training. Training generally 1st Thursday of month (evening), Middle Wednesday of Month (evening), Last Sunday of month (all day)
Attend charity events such as 'Startek'/Exmoor Challenge/Exmoor Perambulation
Fundraising/street collections to fund team activities