A VOLUNTEER GIG OFF THE BEATEN PATH
CBSAR is always looking for community-spirited volunteers to join our growing family. New member intakes are year-round. While we love if applicants have some level of outdoor experience, this is not necessary as full training will be provided.
Before you continue, please take a moment to review our FAQ below to ensure that GSAR is a good fit for you. Afterward, read the requirements for membership and complete the Membership Application found at the bottom of this page.
Must be 18 years of age
Access to reliable transportation 24 hours a day
Must be physically able to handle weather and terrain competently
You will need basic equipment: Compass, strong knife, sturdy waterproof boots, clothes suitable for climate and backpack
Must have the ability to complete all required training
Must be of good moral character
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Opportunity to serve your community in a way most can’t
Invaluable training that will last a lifetime
A chance to explore some of the farthest reaching areas of Cape Breton (and beyond)
$3,000 annual federal income tax credit*
$500 annual provincial income tax rebate*
10% discount on all search-related equipment purchases from MEC®*
Free volunteer license plates*
* Conditions apply. To qualify, members must be in good standing by maintaining a minimum commitment of two hundred (200) hours of service per year (searches, training, meetings, fundraising, etc).