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Membership Information

Upper San Juan Search and Rescue is a branch of the Archuelta 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 will open in February. Applications are accepted once a year from February 1st through February 28th.

Thank you for your interest in USJSAR.