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Interested In Giving Your Time To Help Save Lives?

What Could You Do For International Rescue Corps?

We need your help and ideas; can you spare some free time? From running cake stalls, letter writing and shaking tins to raising vital funds, or using your professional skills in our office, there are a wide range of volunteer roles available. You can help us in a variety of ways – just an hour or two will make a difference. You can get in touch at

You Don’t Have To Be Operational To Join Us!

Perhaps you don’t want to become an operational member of IRC but would still like to become a member. We appreciate that our volunteers lead busy lives and may want to help when it’s most convenient to them.
The kind of help we are looking for might be office finances and paperwork, equipment testing, logistics for an overseas mission, promoting or supporting an event, carrying out a street collection or helping with other types of fundraising. In return, you’ll have the opportunity to meet a whole bunch of new people and learn some different skills along the way.

So if you can spare a few hours or would like to learn more, we’d love to hear from you.

What You Could Be Involved In:

  • Street, Store & Event Collections – How much can you collect with a winning smile and a bucket in 2 hours? You’d be amazed – well over £100 is not uncommon!​
  • Events, Marshalling & Support – At exhibitions and events, we always need helping hands in roles such as setting up tents and marquees, staffing stalls and answering queries, to name but a few! Whether you can help us for a day, an evening or just a couple of hours – you can make a real difference to the smooth running of the event.​
  • Specialist Skills – Do you have a specialist skill or knowledge relevant to USAR that you can volunteer? If you have other skills you want to shout about, let one of our team know and we’ll see if there are further opportunities for you to get involved in our lifesaving work.
  • Fundraising – The simple, traditional ideas are usually the best – cake sales, name the teddy bear competitions and raffles usually do well. (If you’re holding a raffle you must sell the tickets and draw the raffle on the same day, otherwise you might need a permit from your local council.)
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Want To Be An Operational Member Of IRC?

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Knowing that you are able to help in times of disaster is one of the most rewarding aspects of becoming an operational member of International Rescue Corps.
Urban Search and Rescue work can be very unpleasant and requires coolness in harrowing circumstances.

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Overseas Missions


New Members – Amended September 2017

Complete a membership form and you will be introduced to the region closest to where you live. Membership costs £35 per members

New Members Form 2017

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Membership Renewal

existing members

Membership Renewal Form 2017

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Training Dates

Training 2015 to September

October 2017 – Sept 2018: Updated 01 March 2018

Note that all dates are subject to change due to UK callouts or overseas missions – seek confirmation from your regional Training Officer.

Download – Members Training Dates October 2017 – Sept 2018

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