Recruiting for our Fall 2016 Class is now Closed.

Are you still interested in volunteering? Take this short quiz to find out how well suited you are to being a member of Mission Search & Rescue. Your score will help you determine if you have what it takes. And it’s fun too!


  1. Can you take care of yourself in the wild?
  2. Are you afraid of the dark?
  3. Do you have any first aid training?
  4. Do you have your own personal outdoor equipment – backpack, hiking boots, tent, camp song..?
  5. Can you make a minimum 3 year commitment to the team?
  6. Are your employer and family fully supportive of your decision to join the team?  (We’re on call 24/7 on a rotating schedule – can you be flexible?)
  7. Are you physically fit?
    1. Have you done the Dewdney Grind or Grouse Grind in under 30 minutes?
    2. How about under 60 minutes?
    3. You’re not sure what the Dewdney or Grouse Grinds are.
  8. Are you afraid of heights, water or fun?
  9. Are you over 19 and have a valid driver’s license?
  10. Are you willing to have an RCMP Criminal Background check?
  • If you answered Yes to 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10 – score one point for each
  • If you answered No to 2 and 8 – score one point for each
  • If you answered A or B to #7 – score one point (if you answered C – please subtract 5)


If you scored from 0 to 3… you might want to rethink this
If you scored from 4 to 7… so close, maybe wait a bit and work on a couple of things
If you scored an 8 or 9… you are a great candidate!
If you scored 10… why haven’t you applied yet?