Learning to survive, thrive and save lives

Our Story

The Youth Search & Rescue programme is an independent non-profit organization which enables students to develop the necessary skills to participate in becoming full active members of community volunteer Search and Rescue and Emergency Management organisations.

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Our Team

The programme is delivered by skilled instructors with backgrounds in Emergency Management, Search & Rescue, military, medicine, outdoor education specialists, police officers and firefighters.

Our Supporters

We’re fortunate to have a network of generous supporters who donate food, funds, and in-kind support to help us deliver goodness.

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Weekend training exercises
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Weeknight training

SEARCH AND RESCUE or Emergency Management VOLUNTEER?

An operational SAR or EM volunteer is a person who, of their own free will, and without expectation of profit, gives their time, effort and skill in responding to emergencies by carrying out lifesaving SAR or EM operations, as required 24/7, as part of an organisation recognised by the statutory authorities.


Every member of YSAR is a volunteer, and the only way we can continue to operate is with your help and support.  No matter how small, personal donations help to keep the team running. Whether a small contribution to training costs, or as a corporate sponsor, we welcome your help to enable us to train the next generation of SAR and EM volunteers. 

What our students and parents have to say...

Thank you for choosing to donate to YSAR

YSAR is classified as a Donor Organisation and your donations are tax deductible – please make contact for further information