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Base Camp & Support Rescue Volunteer

  • Location: Prospect TAS
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Community Services
  • Type of work
    • Working with Animals
  • Requirements
    • Driver's Licence (C)
    • National Police Certificate *
    • Working with Children Check *

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

K9 SAR Inc. is a not-for-profit volunteer organization that provides trained personnel and dogs to emergency service and police agencies to assist in finding lost or missing individuals. The team specializes in search operations in wilderness, wooded, semi-urban and urban settings.

The Base Camp and Support Rescue Volunteer must develop an understanding of search and rescue operations theory and possess skills in radio communications, map reading and navigation.

All applicants are considered Trainee members of K9 SAR after attending three training sessions. Trainees will acquire active status after meeting either Operational or Base Camp support status and attending the required number of training sessions in a one year period.

K9 SAR Inc. has established rigid standards for all volunteers to ensure that our teams develop and maintain the necessary qualifications for K9 search and rescue work.

All K9 SAR Inc. personnel are volunteers and are not paid for their work, training or support of their dogs. Nor do K9 SAR Inc. charge for rescue / recovery operations