Marin County Search and Rescue is staffed with people of various ages, backgrounds, and experience levels. We all share a common interest in serving our community and helping others. Most members are avid outdoors people — climbers, hikers, backpackers, cyclists, and runners. We maintain active membership at around 80-85 people. To maintain our staffing levels, we operate two recruitment periods each year. Normally, one begins in late winter, and a second takes place in late summer. Our next application deadline is August 8th, 2014!
If you are interested in knowing more about our team, you are invited to attend any of our General Meetings (listed on this site’s calendar). We also strongly suggest that you review the Frequently Asked Questions outlined in the link below.
For your application to be considered, you must attend at least two General Meetings and preferably several more. Attending meetings helps you get a feel for our team and the commitment required, and gives our members a chance to get to know you. We also require a minimum active commitment of two years, and hopefully many more.
Our training calendar is very dynamic, just like our team. Please check it frequently to see what events are open to prospective members and also to confirm the location and time of trainings. General Meetings will be at Building 816 in Novato (directions and a map.) The date or location for a meeting may change, so please check our calendar before heading to a meeting!
You can apply by clicking on the application link below. Submit the application when complete, and print a copy for yourself before closing your browser. You will be able to edit your responses after submission (while the browser is still open). Read the application carefully before you begin to ensure you have all the required information. Make sure you have a good internet connection and plenty of time to complete the application. Google Chrome is the best browser to use with this application.
Note this is the first time we’ve used an electronic application. If you have any issues, email us at the “recruiting coordinator” link below.
- Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)
- Fall 2014 Introduction Letter and Important Dates (pdf)
- Fall 2014 Electronic Application (Read the Instructions first, and take your time!)
If you have any questions about the unit or membership, feel free to use the email address link below and we will try our best to get you a prompt answer!