As at June 2022, 11,225 people are involved in the search and rescue sector in New Zealand - 91% of whom are volunteers.
The NZSAR Secretariat are paid staff who are employees of the Ministry of Transport. Any relevant job listings will be posted here.
There are no current vacancies.
Over 90 percent of the people involved in the search and rescue sector are volunteers. NZ Search and Rescue supports volunteer agencies with governance, strategy and leadership, but does not recruit volunteers for search and rescue operations. Please contact one of the volunteer agencies listed below if you would like to volunteer for search and rescue: