RCMSAR is Recruiting!

Do you have what it takes to get in the boat?

We are recruiting!

Volunteer with us today.

September 17th, 5-7:30pm

Sechelt Seaside Centre

Join a dedicated marine search and rescue team!

We are looking for:


Search and Rescue Crew
Being an active search and rescue crew member is an exciting, challenging and rewarding role but is not for everyone.

You will be paged in the middle of the night and respond to emergencies in weather and sea conditions that most mariners avoid.  You will be called on to navigate in fog and darkness, operate a rescue vessel in wind and waves, safely handle tow lines and other gear, use your first aid skills, follow orders, and give orders.

In other words you need to be skilled, brave, and tough.You will work in a dangerous environment.  You will be coming to the aid of people who are frightened, confused, or injured.  Some missions involve tragedy and death.

But if you have the character and commitment, we will give you all the tools, training and support you need to succeed as a search and rescue crew member.  The men and women who take on this task say the rewards of saving a life on the water are beyond measure.

You are:

  • 19 years old or older
  • Physically fit
  • Mature and reliable
  • Available to be on call and remain near a rescue vessel as part of a rotation schedule.
  • A team player
  • A good communicator

You will:

  • Be available on call
  • Acquire the necessary certifications for your crew level.
  • Attend station meetings and events
  • Support your station’s community and fundraising activities
  • Support the larger RCM-SAR team across the region.
  • Be committed to excellence in search and rescue service to the public.

 We provide:

  • A team of men and women who will support your training goals and membership needs.
  • Excellent marine  search and rescue training, including a range of Transport Canada certifications, including:
    • Radio Operators Certificate
    • Marine Advanced First Aid
    • Small Vessel Operator Proficiency
    • RCM-SAR’s own comprehensive training program, including the Coxswain Leadership stream in our own fast rescue craft simulator.
    • The latest personal safety equipment.
    • The opportunity to work with other dedicated search and rescue crew members.
    • The opportunity to crew on sophisticated search and rescue fast response vessels.
    • Group insurance coverage.

SAR Prevention Members

You are:

  • Committed to educating the public about boating safety.
  • Available to promote boating safety at public events, local marinas, and on the water.

You will:

  • Provide your energy and expertise in promoting boating safety.

We provide:

  • Educational materials and equipment to help you promote your boating safety message.

Supporting Members and Society Directors

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Supporting members

You are:

  • Willing to offer your time and skills to support your local RCM-SAR Station and its finances.

You will:

  • Help your local rescue station with shore-based activities that support the safety of the search and rescue crews and maintain the readiness of the station to respond to emergencies.
  • Provide support in these or other areas:
    • Maintenance
    • Fundraising
    • Administration
    • Finance
    • Public Relations
    • Event Planning

We provide:

  • A rewarding volunteer environment and an enthusiastic and supportive team dedicated to saving lives on the water.



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