Lifeguards have a huge impact on Canadian public health by preventing drownings at local swimming pools through mitigation and prevention. By volunteering with LGOS you can travel to a community in BC who does not have a local swimming pool or easy access to swimming lessons. Test your skills as an instructor and passion for adventure and lifesaving on a LGOS outreach trip into remote British Columbia.
The Lifeguard Outreach Society works across BC, from isolated communities to urban centers. Volunteers are driven, flown, boated, or hike into remote areas to teach for 2 or 3 days and integrated into the community. Depending what time you have available and how far you are will to venture into the wilderness there will always be an LGOS trip for you to be a part of.
The Lifeguard Outreach Society runs Remote Outreach Trips and Swim to Survive Day Events.
Each community we visit is unique, no two LGOS trips will be the same. Some communities are more interested in lifesaving skills while others want to focus on swimming survival lessons. We adapt the Lifesaving Society's Swim to Survive program to work in every community. Lessons have a wet and dry component and take place in a local swimming hole. At some locations lessons may occur more than once a day or there will be more than one location.
If you would like to sign up to be an LGOS volunteer please follow this link to our volunteer form. We are a small organization and will contact you personally.