A MOUNTAIN rescue team is looking for volunteers for “behind the scenes” roles, which could range from playing a casualty in a training exercise to helping with fundraising.

Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team (MRT), which helps people lost or injured on the North York Moors, is looking to set up a new support group to help with various non-operational roles.

It needs volunteers who can help with tasks such as organising fundraising events, helping with catering on long searches, supervising check points on the rescue team’s fundraising walks and helping maintain the base and equipment. Volunteers are also needed for “bodying” on training exercises to rehearse for possible future scenarios.

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Spokesperson for the group, Pete Mounsey, said: “We would also like to hear from anybody who has specialist skills that they feel they could use to assist the team. Even helping for a couple of hours here and there will make a big difference to the team.

“Support members will have a “non-operational role” and will not be expected to or be trained to attend callouts.”

For people wanting to find out more, an open day is being held at the group’s base in Great Ayton on Saturday, November 18, between 2pm and 7pm.

People interested can find out more by visiting the web site at; clevelandmrt.org.uk or by contacting them on; 07904 559100 or by email; secretary@clevelandmrt.org.uk