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 5.12 climbers, to hikers who had never used a rope before they came to an RMR event.
We seek new members on an ongoing basis, and we seek a range of skills and experiences with a diversity similar to our membership ( read more about our membership levels). 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 rescuer with us, please start your involvement by attending one of our Wednesday night training meetings. At these 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 for prospective volunteers to hear more about RMRG and to ask questions.
While most Wednesday night meetings are open to the public, Sunday field practices are open only to members and prospective members who have been through a Prospective Training Program.
Non-Field Assistance / Auxiliary Membership
The 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 our business manager at Contact@RockyMountainRescue.org.
We'll discuss your skills and interests and figure out how you can help us. 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 group needs.
Short Term Projects (examples)
- Graphic design
- Website administration
- Fundraising & marketing event assistance
Medium to Long term work (1 year +)
- Safety Education (presentations & presentation development)
- Event assistance
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:
- Vehicle Maintenance & Repair
- Printing Services
- Graphic Design
- Machining & Welding
Donations are tax-deductible. Our professional donors are often recognized on our website, newsletter and elsewhere.