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Membership Information

USJSAR is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit volunteer organization that operates under the authority and direction of the Archuleta County Sheriff's Office.
Volunteering for SAR is unlike any other volunteer opportunity you will be involved in. Volunteers respond to backcountry injuries, lost person reports, disaster and emergency situations and more.  Learn more by clicking on the links below.

New Membership Requirements

What You can Expect

You must be 18 years of age or older to be a member of Upper San Juan Search and Rescue.

A background check will be processed by the Archuleta County Sheriff's office prior to application acceptance.

Membership Guidelines and Protocols

Making a Difference

Membership Application

The application period for 2023 is now open! Download your application using the button below.

Submit your application between February 1 and February 28th. Applications submitted at any other time will not be accepted.

You can either email your application to or mail your application to PO Box 1481 Pagosa Springs, CO 81147.

Thank you for your interest in USJSAR.

New Membership Information: Programs
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