Would you like to join us?

Being a member of Sussex Search and Rescue requires a lot of commitment.

Our members come from all walks of life - a desire to help others and enjoying the open air are what bring us together.

Our minimum requirements are set out below.

Membership requirements.

All of our operational members must be able to fulfill all the following.

Be 18 years of age or over.

Be able to walk 5 miles in 2 hours over varying terrain wearing search kit.

Pass vetting by Sussex Police.*

Next steps.

We are looking to recruit new members in the summer of 2019.

We will be holding New Member Evenings on 17th and 24th July at Burgess Hill in Mid Sussex.

If you are interested in joining we would ask you to read the information document before completing the expression of interest form.

If you wish to apply please complete the expression of interest form and email it to records@sussar.org

The information document is here -

The expression of Interest form is here -

*It is very unusual to fail vetting. If you have any concerns please ask


Training in navigation is essential.


First aid training is given to all team members.