Helping people when they need it most. Make a difference in your community.
Becoming an IMSARU volunteer means working as a team and dedicating many hours and weekends to training and preparedness.
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We are not accepting applications for new members at this time. The next recruitment period is anticipated in fall of 2024. Instructions for beginning the application process will be posted on this page as we near that time.
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Volunteering for IMSARU
IMSARU volunteers are provided with extensive training opportunities in wilderness safety, rescue operations, basic medical care, incident management, and search theory. As they complete training and gain experience, members have the opportunity to advance into three ranks within the unit, each representing a higher degree of leadership ability. Members also have the option to join any of our six specialty teams after basic membership requirements are met.