Join Us in Saving Lives on the Water

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.




Volunteer Opportunities


Quality Assurance Specialist: reporting to the Director of Readiness, this volunteer position is responsible for supporting the analysis, training, maintenance, and updating of the specialized equipment used on RCMSAR vessels and in search and rescue activities.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced RCMSAR member bringing their marine SAR passion, technical expertise, and safety attitude to the role.  Listening to members input to technical issues and providing objective advice on solutions will be required.  The QAS will participate on the Safety and Training Board (STB) assist in reviewing new equipment requests and updating approved equipment and vessel platform upgrades/changes.

Marine Safety Specialist: reporting to the Director of Readiness this volunteer position is responsible for the promotion and coordination of public safety and prevention initiatives directed at the boating public to lessen the need for SAR response through safe boating across British Columbia.

The ideal candidate will have a marine background with some prevention and public engagement experience.  The position will liaise with RCMSAR stations and key partners to deliver prevention programs such as the ‘Kids Don’t Float’ and ‘Pleasure Craft Safety Checks’.

Interested applicants are invited to submit an expression of interest to by April 30.