Volunteer Benefits.

Who We Are.

Our fully volunteer group (also known as WSAR) was established in 1987 from members of every walk of life from the Interior of Alaska. We are a 501c non profit organization with strong ties to our beautiful community. Our fun and dedicated group is ready at a moments notice to search for anyone who has lost themselves while hunting, hiking, berry picking, fishing, or who has Dementia, Alzheimer's or for missing children.

Free training! Yes, really it is free. We will provide you as a member with free training. We will train you for ground search management, land navigation, using compasses and GPS, what items you will need in your 24 hr pack and so much more. We even can help you specialize such as SAR dogs, mantracking, avalanche, high/low angle rescue and more. Operational members must have at least basic first aid and CPR skills or Wilderness First Aid as well as land navigation, survial skills, tracking, ICS training, search management techniques and national NASAR certification. For those that wish to join us you should start with a common interest in hiking and outdoor adventures and  a commitment to helping others in their time of need. 

Alaska Interior Wilderness

Search and Rescue

The Lost