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At YSAR Trust, we are dedicated to training the next generation of Search and Rescue (SAR) and Emergency Management volunteers, creating a safer and more resilient community. We offer both volunteer and paid
positions that align with our mission and values.

As a volunteer at YSAR Trust, you will have the opportunity to contribute your expertise as an instructor in various fields, such as outdoor education, search and rescue skills, emergency management, and more. Your role will involve teaching, curriculum design, administration, and supporting our students’ growth and development.

For paid positions, we occasionally have opportunities available in management, administration, finance and funding, branch support administration, training, marketing, and communication. These roles are essential for supporting our day-to-day operations, strategic planning, financial management, and program promotion.

Regardless of whether you choose to volunteer or join us in a paid position, your contribution to YSAR Trust will make a significant impact on the community. By aligning with our vision and values, you will help train the next generation of SAR and emergency management volunteers, fostering a culture of preparedness and service.

If you are passionate about making a difference and are interested in any of these positions, we encourage you to get in touch with us. Together, we can work towards a safer, more resilient future.

Generic Job Description 1: Volunteer Positions at YSAR Trust


YSAR Trust is a non-profit organization committed to training the next generation of Search and Rescue (SAR) and Emergency Management volunteers. Our mission is to create a safer and more resilient community through education, skill development, and fostering a sense of service. If you share our vision and values, we invite you to consider the following volunteer roles available at YSAR Trust.

Position: Volunteer Instructor


Conduct training sessions and classes in various fields, including outdoor education, search and rescue skills, emergency management, response sector agencies, leadership and management, first aid, GIS, incident
management, teaching, curriculum design, administration, marketing and advertising, funding and finance, safety management, or legal advisory.

  • Utilize your expertise and experience to deliver engaging and informative instruction to YSAR Trust students.
  • Collaborate with the YSAR Trust team to develop curriculum and training materials as needed.
  • Assist in administrative tasks related to the assigned training area, such as documenting student progress and maintaining training records.
  • Support the promotion of YSAR Trust’s programs and initiatives through various communication channels.


  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in the respective field of instruction.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively convey knowledge and engage with students.
  • Passion for teaching and mentoring individuals interested in SAR and emergency management.
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively as part of a team.
  • Commitment to YSAR Trust’s vision and values.


Job Description 2: Paid Positions at YSAR Trust


YSAR Trust occasionally offers paid positions to individuals who are dedicated to our mission and possess the necessary skills and experience. These positions are vital for supporting the organization’s day-to-day operations and ensuring the continuity of our training programs. If you have the qualifications and expertise in management, administration, finance and funding, branch support administration, training, marketing, or communication, we encourage you to explore the following paid positions at YSAR Trust.

Position: [Specific Paid Positions]


  • Management: Oversee the overall operations of YSAR Trust, including strategic planning, resource allocation, and team coordination.
  • Administration: Handle administrative tasks such as maintaining records, managing schedules, and facilitating communication between different departments.
  • Finance and Funding: Manage financial matters, including budgeting, grant applications, fundraising initiatives, and financial reporting.
  • Branch Support Administration: Provide administrative support to regional branches, assisting with communication, coordination, and documentation.
  • Training: Develop and deliver training programs to equip volunteers with the necessary SAR and emergency management skills.
  • Marketing and Communication: Develop and implement marketing strategies, create promotional materials, manage social media platforms, and communicate YSAR Trust’s mission and achievements to the public.


  • Relevant education or professional background in the specific field (e.g., management, finance, administration, etc.).
  • Demonstrated experience and success in similar roles.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Alignment with YSAR Trust’s vision and values.

If you are interested in any of these positions or would like more information, please get in touch with us. We welcome individuals who share our vision and values and are passionate about making a difference in their community.

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