Vehicle Use when Volunteer


Well-known member
Lots of good information here, but you need to question the volunteer organization you are working for AND talk to your insurer.


Expedition Leader
Great thread. I can see doing this in a few yrs when my kids are older and I have more me time. Have always been curious how this works and how people get involved.


SAR guy
In California, you are covered for bodily injury or death by the state compensation fund, assuming you are registered as a Disaster Service Worker on a SAR mission or training. WC Claim Submission Instructions 2.2019.pdf

In our county, gear lost or destroyed on missions is usually compensated. The Sheriff provides vehicles and encourages us to use them. Personal Vehicle damage or wear/tear isn't covered in our case. Some teams have a different arrangement.