National Volunteer Week – Volunteering Weaves Us Together

Let’s celebrate our individual and collective actions in creating a strong, interconnected and vibrant SAR community here in Canada! Being a GSAR volunteer weaves us together, strengthening the fabric of our community by sharing our time, talent and energy to support one another.

A message from our President:

“On behalf of SARVAC I’d like to take a moment and personally thank each of our Search and Rescue volunteers from all GSAR teams across Canada. Your dedication to volunteering is unsurpassed, from being on call 24/7 to saving lives at a moment’s notice to the continual hours of training, administration and community service that you are dedicating to SAR across Canada. Our association is nothing without our volunteers, and every one of you is truly making a difference not only in your own communities, but nationwide.”

Janelle Coultes


The Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada (SARVAC)

During National Volunteer Week 2023, we celebrate our collective impact: through our kindness, generosity and commitment to volunteering as GSAR members, we weave our lives together.