Lakes Region SAR is continuously looking for experienced and dedicated hikers to join the team

Prospective members should live within an hour of the Lakes Region, be comfortable and capable of hiking anywhere in the Whites with a heavy pack and have appropriate skills and equipment for overnight and severe weather (3-season) hiking. The winter team is made up of members who have already spent a season on the 3-season team.

Members are expected to contribute 16 hours of service to the team annually, including attending at least one team training and responding to one mission. A high degree of profesionalism is expected both on missions and off. Members are expected to adhere to a strict media/social media policy that prohibits, among other things, sharing photos or thoughts from rescues, or passing judgment on rescue subjects or other members of the community.

If you have a question, or would like to apply, please send an email to

Interested candidates should fill out and submit the application below. Applications are reviewed by the Board of Directors at one of our monthly meetings. Accepted applicants are invited to a shakedown hike, generally held in the evening on the last Thursday of every month from April to September. Candidates who clear the shakedown hike are invited on to the team on a probationary status until they have been to at least one training and one mission and have contributed 16 hrs of service. Once they have cleared probation they are considered Active Members.