RMRG membership spans a diversity of skills and experiences, from physicians with Avy-3 credentials, to backcountry hunters who can repair a broken snowmobile in the field, to 5.13 climbers, to hikers who rarely worked with ropes before they came to an RMR event.
We seek new members with a range of skills and experiences and a diversity similar to our membership. The most important qualities in a rescuer are intelligence, judgment, character, love of the outdoors and a desire to help others as part of a team.
If you are interested in learning more about the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group or becoming a volunteer mountain rescuer with us, please start your involvement by attending one of our Wednesday night training meetings and reading the Prospective Membership page on becoming a member of RMRG. At these Wednesday meetings we review recent missions, discuss any relevant issues and then have a presentation on a rescue related topic. Following the meeting there is time to learn more about RMRG and to ask questions.
While most Wednesday night meetings are open to the public, Sunday field practices (and occasional Wednesday night fied practices) are open only to members and prospective members that have been selected into our training program.
Becoming a member of RMRG
Information on Prospective Membership and becoming a member of RMRG can be found here. RMRG has three membership levels: Support Member, Rescue Support Member, Qualified Member with more details here.
Non-Field Assistance / Auxiliary Membership
Volunteer non-field work needs can range from one time projects to long term assistance. The majority of our non-field needs require at least moderate length commitments to the RMRG (1 year+) since a basic understanding of how we operate is often required. If you are interested in assisting the group in our non-operational needs, please contact us at Contact@RockyMountainRescue.org.
We will discuss your skills and interests and figure out how you might help meet our current needs. While we would love to accept any help offered, the reality of non-field assistance is that we need to see a significant net benefit, because it always requires some amount of field member time, which is in limited supply due to all the other needs within RMRG.
Short Term Projects (examples)
Web development (RMRG history page, etc.)
Fundraising & marketing event assistance
Medium to Long term work (1 year +)
Outdoor Safety Education (presentations & presentation development)
Professional Donated Services
There is also a need for professional donated services that require no additional time commitment to RMRG beyond the work. These vary between continuous needs to needs associated with specific projects and include:
Machining & Welding
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair
Commercial Construction and Landscaping
Donations are tax-deductible. Our professional donors are often recognized on our website, newsletter and elsewhere.