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Join us!

T-SAR is always looking for volunteers to assist in our daily operations. 

For emergency taskings, members of our crew will be required to reach our boat at Outer Harbour Marine within half an hour.   (There is more information at the bottom of this page for potential applicants.)

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On water:

  • Deputy Commander
  • Coxswains
  • Crew members (Helm, Radio Operator, Navigator, Deckhand)

On land:

  • Education volunteers
  • Fundraisers
  • Community outreach

Information for potential crew members:

- All volunteers must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and will have to provide a vulnerable sector check.

- Everyone needs to have their PCOC and ROC before the start of the season, at your cost.

- Recruiting ends November 30th each year for the following season.

- Winter training is every two weeks on Wednesday or Thursday evenings from 7-9 pm starting in January and it is an expectation that everyone attends.

- It is our expectation that volunteers take courses to advance their skill levels.

- There will be two full weekends of Coast Guard Phase training which are mandatory.

- The on-water season begins typically in mid to late April and the season typically ends in late October to early November. Winter training begins in January and ends mid-to-late April.

- The season shifts are Wednesday or Thursday nights from 6-9pm and Saturday and / or Sunday from 10-2pm and/or 2-6pm.

- Boat prep is in April on one or two weekends and it is expected that folks will help out.

- Emergency call ups are 24/7 and we want volunteers who understand that they may need to drop what they are doing to assist in a rescue.

- Some of the gear is paid for by T-SAR and some of the gear is to be purchased by you (please contact us if you have more questions about this.)