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The Team has a number of different membership groups. They include Hill Team Members,
Canoe Team Members, Support Team Members.
Becoming an Associate Member
Associate membership can be applied
for all year round. Associate membership is open to anyone who has an interest in the Team.
Associate Members get a copy of the Team newsletter twice a year and are welcome to join the Team
at fundraising activities, publicity events etc.
Joining the Support Team
The Support Team consists a small number of Team Members who are responsibility for a
specific area of support for example fundraising or equipment maintenance (including vehicles). We recruit to the Support Team on an Adhoc basis -
if you think you have the skills required to assist us in a support role please do contact us.
Joining the Canoe Team The Canoe Team assist with searches on the rivers in County Durham.
Canoe Team members must be capable of looking after themselves on a wide range of water grades (Kayak or Canoe)
and are also expected to attend at least one training event every year and be capable of
working in an impromptu team and as part of a larger team effort. They should hold a
first aid qualification and be over 18 years old . They will also have their own
transport and live in or near the County Durham watershed. An online application form
may be found here. Canoe Team applications are processed as and when they are recieved.
Joining the Hill Team
Hill team members attend callouts after an initial one year training and assessment
process. After their first year Hill Team members must continue to attend regular
evening and Sunday training sessions.
The Team recruits new trainee Hill Team Members once a year.
Usually prospective members who have expressed an interest will be invited to an information evening,
followed by a selection process and hill test.
A full training programme is then undertaken, with a final assessment 12 months later.
Apply for full Team membership online here