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Join Our Team

Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue is a charity that saves lives on the water. Our volunteer crews are on call 24/7, 365 days a year in more than 30 community-based stations throughout the province, and they need a dedicated, professional and talented team behind them. This is your chance to to join that team, and help save lives.


Careers at RCMSAR

Our network of volunteer stations and the RCMSAR training centre are managed by a small team of paid staff. Opportunities will be posted on this page.  Currently, there are no vacancies.

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Board of Governors Seeking Candidate

The Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Inc. (RCMSAR) Board of Governors is inviting nominations for the 2019-20 Board of Governors. We are seeking candidates who will bring valuable business skills or strong governance experience to our organization.

RCMSAR is a volunteer-based organization that operates 33 marine rescue stations on the British Columbia coast and in the B.C. interior. From Vancouver’s busy harbour to the remote waters of the North Coast, our volunteer crews are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, ready to respond to marine emergencies.

We are a key part of the marine search and rescue system, and we work in one of the most challenging search and rescue regions in the world. Our volunteers conduct, on average, 800 marine rescues every year, approximately 1/3 of all marine emergencies. They stand ready to leave their jobs and their families on a moment’s notice to help people in trouble on the water – no matter how foul the weather or how rough the seas.

The Board of Governors is made up of community volunteers from across the province and from a wide range of professional backgrounds. Our board holds the legal corporate authority and responsibility for RCMSAR and sets and monitors the strategic direction for the future.

The experience and skills we are searching for, but are not limited to, include:

  • Previous board experience
  • Access to relationships that will enhance the goals and objectives of the organization
  • Business skills including finance, legal and marketing
  • Asset management expertise
  • Fundraising in the corporate, public and government fields
  • Marine background
  • Passion for volunteer marine search and rescue and water/boating safety

Nominations will be considered, and the Executive Committee will propose a slate of candidates to be voted on at the Annual General Meeting on September 23, 2018.

If you are interested, or know of someone interested in joining the Board, please forward a resume to the Board Secretary at or to 6040 East Sooke Road, Sooke BC V9Z 0Z7 before 4 p.m. May 11, 2018.