YSAR (Youth Search and Rescue)

The Youth Search & Rescue programme is an independent non-profit organization which enables students to develop the necessary skills to participate in becoming full active members of community volunteer Search and Rescue and Emergency Management organisations.

Youth Search and Rescue (YSAR) is an independent non-profit Charitable Trust and Incorporated Society where young people between the ages of 14 – 18 years can receive training over a period of three years.

If you attend  YSAR, your mahi may count towards your Award. YSAR have active Award Units in Auckland and Tauranga, so if you live in those area you may be able to connect with a YSAR Award Leader.  You can only claim Recognition of Prior Learning (RPA) if you are doing your Award through a YSAR Award Unit.

If you attend  YSAR at another location, you can still use your YSAR activities towards your Award. You will need to provide your Award Leader with information on how your activities meet criteria for your Award sections and find an adult at YSAR to be your Assesor.

Note that the requirements of the Award must be met, so you may need additional activity time to complete your Award. This could be in the activity you are already doing and/or another activity.

Vision | Te Whāinga Matua

We’re enabling adventure through our leading-edge Search and Rescue and Emergency Management programme.

Purpose | Te Koronga

We exist to empower the next generation of community-minded volunteers.