SARA is always on the lookout for new members. We need the following volunteers :
Land Search Technicians
Radio Communications Specialists
Swiftwater Rescue Technicians
Non - Operational Roles (Supporters of SARA)
Medical First-Aid Personnel
No previous experience or qualifications are needed to join SARA, as all training is provided. Our membership is made up of individuals of all ages and from a huge variety of different professions and backgrounds.
Most of our membership participate in all of the activities above, with some choosing to specialise in particular disciplines. All we ask, is that you have a few hours each week to dedicate to this very worthwhile cause. It is important to note that SARA is more than a spare time hobby as we are a group of unpaid professionals, but there a few spare time activities that can be as exhilarating or rewarding as Search & Rescue.
Initially, new crew members will join Wyre Forest Station as a Supporter of SARA (SOS) or Probationer. During this period you can get to know the crew and how the organisation works. Every year we run a Recruit Induction Course where we teach you basic skills for each of our rescue disciplines to allow you to become an operational crew member following your training and probationary period.
All crew are expected to partake in fundraising activities regardless of role.
If you are interested in becoming a member, Contact us (Click Here)
Registered Charity No. 505504
What is SARA?
SARA is an Inshore Rescue boat and Land Search organisation covering the Severn and Wye Valleys, with stations at Wyre Forest, Tewkesbury, Gloucester, Sharpness, Newport and Beachley.