During the six months period from March to August Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team attended 46 callouts, which equates to 2416 voluntary hours and 30 members of the community were rescued. CVSRT are all unpaid volunteers, who give their time freely. This year CVSRT has been very fortunate to be named ‘Charity of the Year’ by a number of local organisations. The team is extremely grateful for this continued support, which allows them to continue to provide the essential life-saving service to those in most need. Without your help, they’d be lost.
Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team are now actively recruiting Operational Full Team Members. If you would like to be considered for this recruitment phase, please complete the application form on our website. The essential criteria and qualities of a new Operational Full Team Member are: 18+ years old; live near the bases in Todmorden, Mytholmroyd and Copley and within the operational area (see the map on the website); daytime availability is favourable; be able to commit a significant amount of time to the cause including regular Tuesday night training, additional ad-hoc sessions at weekends and other team fundraising and social events; work well as part of a team; have good hill walking experience; be able to navigate confidently on open ground, in all conditions and be physically fit to meet the demands of the team.
Currently there isn’t a deadline for submitting applications, however it is anticipated the best candidates will be selected to commence training in early 2017.
The application form can be found at: www.cvsrt.org.uk/the-team/join-us