Why join?

Do you enjoy the outdoors? Do you want to make a difference and give back to your community doing what you enjoy? Are you prepared to make a significant time commitment?

How do I find out more?

Fill out this form to let us know you are interested!

We will contact you when our next recruitment window opens. Our annual application process begins in May-June each year, which means you may not hear from us until the April following your form submission.

Attendance at all info sessions and weekend training events is required and mandatory. We strongly suggest you reserve those dates on your calendar before you apply. We post the dates in the Application Schedule as soon as we're able to finalize them.

Special Notes: 

CALSAR is based in the SF Bay Area, and as a practical matter, if you live outside of the greater Bay Area, we are not the best team for you logistically. Our training program requires one overnight weekend a month (primitive camping) in the Bay Area from October through May and regular, ongoing physical presence thereafter.

CALSAR is part of California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, Law Enforcement Branch. If you have ever been convicted of a felony, that will come out during the mandatory background check and we can not accept you.