Search Technicians

Are you a Team Player looking to learn new skills and want to help your community?

Feel ready for a new challenge?

Isle of Wight Search & Rescue (WightSAR) are seeking new recruits to join the team to train as Search Technicians.

WightSAR are members of Lowland Rescue and provide skilled volunteers to assist Hampshire Constabulary in searches for high risk missing persons across the IOW.

All applicants will be subject to a DBS check & interview.

Training will be given prior to a weekend assessment course.

The Team are particularly interested in hearing from individuals who are available for day time searches.

For more volunteering information please go to the

Or to arrange an informal chat e mail


Must be able to walk 5 miles in 2 hours


  • Diversity and equal opportunities policy
  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    Over 18
  • Child Protection
  • Complaints Policy
  • Confidentially Policy
  • DBS check required
  • Ex Offenders
    This could be dependant on DBS
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Suitable for Supported Volunteering
  • Suitable for Under 16's
  • Suitable for Under 18's
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Vulnerable Adults Policy
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

We need volunteers for cover 24/7 as we don't know when we will get a call out. We are particularly interested in covering availability for daytime searches.


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