Join Us

YKSAR is recruiting new volunteers year-round!

We’re searchers and more! Please see our list of available volunteer opportunities.

If you want to join YKSAR, please complete this membership form and send it to the email below.

If you have questions, please contact us at:

Thank you for your interest!

Basic requirements for membership are that you…

  • be 19 years of age at time of application
  • have a clean criminal record
  • submit a membership application with member fee

What you can expect as a member

  • Two to three live searches per year
  • Two search exercises per year (live search takes priority)
  • Monthly callout drills with training sessions
  • Specialized training opportunities (Wilderness First Aid, Team Leader, Winter Survival, GPS, etc.)

How to apply

Download one of the membership packages in the links below and either return it by mail or bring it along to the next orientation session. YKSAR has cross membership agreements with several local outdoor groups. Pick the appropriate package if you are a member.

  • General for General Membership Package
  • GSSA for Great Slave Snowmobile Association (GSSA)  Membership Package
  • Climbing Club for Yellowknife Climbing Club Membership Package
  • Paddling Club for Somba K’e Paddling Club Membership Package

Next Orientation Session

Date: May 2024
Time: TBA
Location: TBA
Format: Drop in
Additional info: Session intended to answer any last-minute questions about the Basic Searcher course. However, anyone interested in learning more about YKSAR is more than welcome to attend.