Whether you are an active hiker or outdoorsman, a radio amateur, know your way around boats or vehicles, or are an expert in keeping people fed, Barrington Ground Search & Rescue relies on a variety of skills at all times and welcomes your involvement.
Volunteering at Barrington Ground Search & Rescue can be fulfilling for people of many interests and areas of expertise - whether it is on-the-ground searching, managing the logistics of a search and rescue operation, operating communications equipment, educating the public, organizing fundraising events or working behind the scenes to assist with the ongoing administration of the organization. Orienteering, digital mapping, supply management, tracking, mechanical know-how, first aid, radio communications, event planning, fundraising, boating, accounting, electronics and IT - the list never ends! Volunteer expertise at BGSAR is numerous and varied, and all roles are vital.
It is immensely rewarding to assist those in times of need. Barrington Ground Search and Rescue volunteers rally when needed with skill, strategy and precision to execute search and rescue operations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Most search and rescue operations focus on locating and rescuing lost people, and these incidents are rarely convenient or known to the public. Searches often occur at night, off trail in rough terrain, and in challenging weather conditions. BGSAR team members are willing and able to respond in these conditions, and understand that responding to a search is a priority. While we have fun as a team, we are not a club or an avenue for training. Barrington Ground Search and Rescue is an emergency response organization that requires a substantial and consistent commitment throughout the year.
Barrington Ground Search and Rescue is always looking for good people. We host monthly meetings which are the best times to visit the base, meet team members, and start the application process. We look forward to meeting you!