In case of emergency, dial 112 or 999 and ask for the Police

Team application

Apply to join the team

Joining the team as a volunteer.

The team only accepts callouts from The Police and other emergency services. Therefore if you require emergency assistance dial 112 or 999.

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Commitment. Commitment. Commitment!

The first question on the list we ask to budding team members is can you make the committment required? 

We are called out 35 - 40 times a year, we train every wednesday night throughout the year except 2 weeks at Christmas, members are expected to support our fundraising events and you will inevitably be asked to support additional event such as Ten Tors and the Dartmoor Classic as well as occasional weekend training courses. Although we don't expect trainees/members to attend every single callout, training and fundraising event,  If you can't realistically commit to attending regularly then becoming a dart2ZERO volunteer will be more suitable.

If you can meet the commitment expectation then before applying to become a trainee callout member, have a look at our blog first,  which will give you a taste of what life is like being part of a search and rescue team.

We strongly suggest you join dart2ZERO (Join at Dart2Zero Volunteer)  as a volunteer before applying to be a full team member. This will allow you to get a good idea of the commitment involved before applying as a trainee callout member. It also shows us you are serious about the commitment required. Being a dart2ZERO volunteer however does not give you a head start in the application process for a trainee. The trainee selection / interview process takes place once a year towards the end of October and selection is made on your performance on the day and is separate from dart2ZERO.

Once you have decided you can meet the commitment then send us an email as detailed below. Don’t forget to include in your email to the team why you think you would make a good team member and a short summary of your experience including any volunteering with dart2ZERO.

Thanks for your interest.

Trainee Blog

Team Member Application

To apply to become a trainee, email, and ask for an application form. Please bear in mind that being a member of a mountain rescue team is a considerable commitment. Not just callouts and weekly training throughout the year, but additional training weekends and, of course fundraising as we rely on the public and our own team members and trainees for around 92% of our funding.
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