SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Some people are the kind to rappel down a cliff and some are the kind to help set up a rescue operation while some are happy setting up snacks to fuel the front line rescue teams. Whatever your interest, we have something suited to your unique talents. We can always use people who are great at organizing others and events as well as people who prefer to be outside doing the hands-on stuff.
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As the heart of our response team, the Technical Rescue Team (TRT) trains with ropes and rescue gear to save companion animals and livestock. Dogs, horses, cows, pigs, llamas, and more get in to situations they need help out of. This team is physically the most challenging, but can also be immeasurably rewarding.
WASART’s focus on training means you don’t need previous training or experience, but we do ask you to have a great attitude and be focused on safety. A TRT member often relies on their teammates to keep them safe in dangerous situations. At the end of the day, safety is our priority.
Strapping on a harness and learning ropes is not everyone’s deal, but you can still provide necessary leadership or back up on the site of a rescue. Instead, you can provide an invaluable service helping transport equipment, haul on rope lines, make sure everyone is hydrated, manage radios, or check the site for trailer access.
The Base Team does not require the more technical skills of the technical team. With a few classes and vaccinations, you can be on the ground helping save lives, too.
OTHER TEAMS & COMMITTEES
There is a lot of work that gets done in the background.
We always need help on committees such as outreach, training, fundraising, hospitality, merchandising, finance, and equipment management. Probably 75% of the work done within WASART is done by committees. Best of all, you can do much of the work from the comfort of your own home.