Being a member of Campbell River Search and Rescue (CRSAR) is not your average volunteer job.
Their members are passionate about helping others, and will spring to action at any time of day or night, in any weather.
A call-out could be as local and basic as searching for a dementia patient who has wandered from a residence in town, to the most technical rescues in extreme terrain like the high alpine, or in a fast-moving river.
CRSAR offers a huge variety of services, in a very large geographical area; from the Oyster River in the south, over to the West Coast of the Island, and up to Cape Scott, plus the mainland inlets and coast mountains to the east and north.
We hope to find a dozen or so individuals over age 19, who are fit and active, have at least some existing interest in the outdoors, and can contribute a minimum of 100 hours per year of training, tasks, meetings and public relations work.
Applications are being accepted this fall until the end of November, and can be found, along with a wealth of other information, on their website.
An orientation meeting and information session is being held Thursday Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at the hall, 261B Larwood in Willow Point. For more information, call Tyler at 923-9471.