Membership in Station 35 & the Victoria Marine Rescue Society is a very rewarding experience, not only will you get the opportunity to assist others in need but you will also receive excellent training and make some lasting friendships along the way. There are several ways to become involved with us. You can apply to be a SAR crew member, a supporting or a board member with the Victoria Marine Rescue Society.
Supporting members and board applicants click here (VMRS).
Potential SAR crew candidates must be on call and able to respond to our boat located at Ogden Point within 15 minutes.
While all Station 35 members are volunteers, this does not diminish the importance of providing a qualified and reliable marine rescue service. Volunteering with RCM-SAR is a major lifestyle adjustment and a lot of time is spent on training of crew members. Therefore, all crew members are required to:
If you are interested in possibly joining Station 35, please start by completing the recruitment questionnaire. You will then be contacted and informed of the timelines for our next recruit intake, you will also be invited to an information session and possibly a station meeting. An interview will then be scheduled and successful candidates will be selected.
Once your application is submitted, it will go through an approval process at the RCM-SAR office and you will receive your membership number and card within 1-2 weeks. You will then be eligible for the New Crew Course, held 1-2 times per year depending on crewing requirements.
Come out and see why so many great people volunteer with Victoria Marine Rescue! You won't regret it.
Stage 1: Recruit Crew - Requirements prior to approving an application for membership.
Stage 2: New Crew - Eligible to begin on-the-water training and join a crew as a trainee SAR member
Contact our Recruiting officer to find out when our next intake of members will be. You will be invited to attend a Recruit Information Session with the recruiting officer.