Get Involved - VISAR
Marine Emergency Dial +1 (284) 499 0911

Registered with the BVI Non-Profit Organization Board, VISAR is a non-government organization operated by 50+ volunteer crew members, a small administration team of two, and an annual operating budget of USD 250,000, generated from donations and fundraising initiatives.

These donations safeguard that our volunteer crew is trained and up to date with the international industry standards for search and rescue. The majority of the funds are allocated to the following areas:

  • Basic & Advanced Medical First Aid
  • Advanced Boat Handling
  • Medical, Safety, and Protective Equipment

Your donation goes to ensure our mission of “Saving Lives at Sea” is free to anyone in need.

VISAR takes pride in that we will never say “NO”.


This is the backbone of our organization to generate our yearly operating budget. Three events make up an integral part: The Governors Gourmet Gathering, held at the home of the BVI Governor, Swim & SUP the Sound – a Family Fun Day – held at North Sound in Virgin Gorda, and Winter Wonderland, the ice-skating rink held at the Tortola Pier Park.

VISAR’s volunteer crew is the heart & soul of our organization. If you would like to learn more about becoming a crew member or if you have a skill set that would benefit VISAR, please enter your email, and we will be in touch.

To to learn about Volunteer Opportunities contact
[email protected]

corporate Sponsors

Tortola Base
  • +1 284 345 (HELP) 4357
  • Road Reef Marina
Virgin gorda base
  • +1 284 344 1468
  • Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour