How to Join

As each team sets its own training and recruitement schedule it is best to contact the team you are interested in directly. A list of teams in your region can be found here. If you cannot find a team in your area and you are interested in forming a team you can find further information below.

Interested in Forming a Team

For prospective new OSARVA teams - requirements for team membership:

  • minimum of 10 dedicated people
  • all members will complete a criminal reference check
  • constitution and by-laws, complete or in progress
  • been in existence for 1 year (as evidenced by a copy of minutes)
  • letters of recommendation from the police agency of jurisdiction stating that a volunteer SAR team would be an asset to the area
  • letters of recommendation from the OPP GHQ stating that a volunteer SAR team would be an asset to the area
  • letters of support from various agencies, clubs, businesses within the proposed area of coverage
  • an annual $100.00 membership fee to OSARVA
  • undertake OSARVA / OPP training when available
  • complete an application form and submit it along with supporting documents to the vice-president of OSARVA
  • agree to conform to the OSARVA by-laws as a condition of membership

Please contact Glen Turpin for more information: glen@osarva.ca