Every single member of the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Plymouth is a volunteer. Many precious hours are spent not only at weekly training session but on vehicle and equipment maintenance, meetings, fundraising and many other vital aspects that go into running the team.
Our charity is one of the many organisations and areas that require the assistance of volunteers to survive. It has been widely recognised what invaluable niche volunteers are part of. Due to this, Volunteer Week was established back in 1984 by Volunteering England to celebrate and thank those for their contribution to the UK.
It has been shown that volunteering not only aids others but also greatly improves the wellbeing of the volunteer too. Many new skills are learnt and the experiences gained increase confidence levels immensely. This is very true of the case within the Plymouth section of Dartmoor Search and Rescue. Many members have become trained in Water rescue or taken more of a medical role and have qualified as Casualty Carers. This is all done in the free time of our volunteers.
Volunteer Week runs from the 1st to the 7th June and many events and celebrations will take place across the country to say thank you for the contribution that these people make who give up their spare time to make a difference.
If you are interested in finding out more about Volunteer Week or helping within any voluntary organisation check out the below website for details. https://volunteersweek.org/
We remain operational at this difficult, responding to assist Devon & Cornwall Police in searching for vulnerable missing people.
Any support you are able to offer is even more important to us at this time, ensuring we are able to keep operational and available to our community.
It is very easy to support the team by donation, using Amazon Smile or to choose us as your cause at Easy Fundraising you can also buy tickets from SeaMoor Lotto where you have every week chances to win up to 25.000 pounds. For more information how you can help using one of the banners on the right or look at How Can You Help Us.