How to Volunteer w/SAR

Volunteering time to your community can be a very satisfying experience. The first step in joining the Placer County Mountain Rescue Team is to make contact with our team through the form below. We start out all new applicants at a Mandatory Informational Session that may be held any time during the year when we have enough applicants interested. Upon submitting the form, you will receive an automated confirmation message from us with next step.

Ideal candidates should meet, but are not limited to, the following recommended qualifications:
  • Members must have a personal email address, as email is the method used to communicate with members
  • Members must be dependable, energetic, team players who are comfortable in the outdoors
  • Be aware that Search and Rescue activities require strenuous physical activity
  • Optimum applicants should be physically fit males and females between the ages of 21 and 65 with no physical restrictions or health complications that would compromise their safety in a wilderness environment for an extended period of time
  • Members are required to pass an annual physical fitness test and should be capable of lifting a minimum of 55 lbs from a standing position
  • Applicants should have no prior back or joint pain or injuries, or other medical restrictions that would limit their participation in extended operations in rugged backcountry terrain
  • All members must undergo an extensive and comprehensive training program which requires time and commitment. Minimum attendance levels are required at meetings and trainings
  • All applicants will undergo a thorough background check and must have a clean police record. Applicants must be drug free
  • Applicants may not apply to multiple Placer County Sheriff's SAR teams simultaneously
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* Previous experience in Search and Rescue is not necessary. All training is provided by Placer County Search & Rescue and the Mountain Rescue Team.