The WanderSearch system relies on the good will and community spirit of people that are willing to share some of their time for the benefit of people who are vulnerable.

If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering in your local area then please get in touch with us.

Volunteer person specification – Client Liaison Volunteer

Land Search and Rescue look for dedicated volunteers to join its WanderSearch team nationwide. This role involves delivering and picking up small devices to our clients who have some form of cognitive impairment (such as some people with living with dementia and autism) who have a risk of going missing.

This is a critical volunteer role for our organisation as it is imperative our clients have a device available to them for their safety. You will gain a great deal of satisfaction in being able, in no small way, to assist our clients to remain living in their own homes and within their communities.

WanderSearch volunteers do not need to have previous experience or backcountry skills. You do not need to have high levels of fitness. This is an opportunity to help your local community. You will be assigned to an area that works for you and you will support the clients living there.


  • Driving licence and vehicle.
  • Willingness to submit for NZ Police Vetting.
  • Some experience with disability preferred, but an ability to relate well to people with a compassionate nature is essential.
  • Natural communicator – phone, online and in person.
  • This can involve around 3 hours work per month depending on client numbers.