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Call for Volunteers to Serve on the SAR Board of Directors

want to become a SAR Board member?

Join Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Board Of Directors

The SAR Board of Directors has a few open seats. Serving on the Board is a volunteer position and a fantastic way to give back to the Salt Lake County community.

Please apply by Sept 1st, 2022.

Dear Prospective Board Member:

Serving on the Board is a two-year commitment at which time you may be eligible to renew your position for another two years, if desired, and with a majority vote from the Board. Serving on the Board requires active participation in strategic planning, public awareness of the SAR’s mission, and support of community efforts.

Board meetings occur every other month and are set as needed.

We are looking for applicants with the following experience:

  • Nonprofit legal, rules and regulations

  • Government policy and advocacy

  • Executive administration and management

  • Serving on nonprofit Boards

As a board member, we ask that you commit to the services outlined below as the minimum requirements:

  • Attend at least 65% (this will normally be 4 out of 6) of the board meetings per year.

  • Periodic emails are sent with information pertinent to the success of the SAR. Responses are required

  • As stated in each respective email in a timely manner.

  • Represent the SAR positively whenever possible, understanding the gravity of your stated opinions at SAR-related events and community engagements.

The SAR encourages interested parties to apply. As current board members fulfill their board terms, new seats will become available on a rolling basis. New board members will be brought on to fulfill the organization’s needs.

Application Instructions

Apply for the SAR Board of Directors by filling out the form below. We encourage you to tailor your responses to help us understand what particular knowledge, skills, and/or experiences you could bring to the Board that will help us deepen our expertise and diversify our service to the community.

  • Please explain why you want to serve

  • What can you bring to the organization? We are specifically looking for folks with experience in Nonprofit legal, Government policy and advocacy, Executive administration, and management, Serving on nonprofit Boards.

  • Define your familiarity with the Salt Lake County community.

  • Any prior experience with the SAR.

We’re excited that you want to be part of the Salt Lake County Search And Rescue Board of Directors, and we can’t wait to learn more about you.





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    What We Can Do For You

    The Team is responsible for all search and rescue missions within Salt Lake County. It also provides mutual aid to other counties. The team is designated as an emergency medical services provider by the state of Utah. All services are provided free of charge.

    Preventative Search and Rescue – PSAR

    SLCOSAR members conduct many PSAR events throughout the year all over the valley.

    Outdoor Safety Tips

    SLCOSAR Team encourages everyone to be prepared when they venture into the outdoors.

    Contact US

    Salt lake county sheriff's Search And Rescue

    3510 South 700 West Salt Lake City, Utah 84119

    Beth: 801-468-9552

    Media inquiries 385-468-9686