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Operational or support member?

Thank you for your interest in joining Hampshire Search and Rescue
We have been inundated with applications and have had to freeze recruitment for this cycle
Please keep an eye out for changes to the website as we will be recruiting again in December for March 2023

We look for volunteers who can give their time willingly and in a professional manner to promote the aims and objectives of the team. HANTSAR has members of all ages and from many walks of life.

Our support team members are highly valued and help us with fundraising and events and with specialist tasks such as accounting, vehicle/general maintenance and IT support. All of our operational members are on call 24/7 and are expected to attend as many callouts as possible around existing commitments. We are particularly interested in hearing from those available during office hours.

Our current joining process for operational members is below:

We regularly train on Thursday evenings and one Sunday morning a month plus very occasional Saturday sessions. Training is held by Zoom, classroom based and field based.

All of our volunteers are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, reference check and periodic further police checks as required.

Once operational, members are provided with uniform such as jackets, but most personal kit needs to be provided by members themselves. In addition a modest yearly subscription to the team is required (currently £15 a year for operational members and £7.50 for support members).

Dates for recruitment 2022/2023

Here are the dates for the next phases of training. You will need to be able to attend the fitness assessment and selection day and pass all training sessions to become an operational team member. We are not currently recruiting support members.

The training schedule is repeated every four months and it is usual to take eight months or more to qualify.

1st August 2022Application process opens
23rd September 2022Deadline for applications
2nd October 202209:30 – 11:305 miles in 2 hours fitness assessment and an opportunity to meet the team
12th November 202209:00 – 14:00Selection Day
16th November 202219:30 – 21:30Training commences

How can you join HANTSAR?

When the recruitment window is open via the button at the top of this page.
For further information and an informal chat please email the membership officer via the contact us page.