In 2019, our live-in area underwent a major renovation, including the addition of a private lounge and kitchenette. To see pictures of the space, check out our Facebook and Instagram pages!
Here are the benefits of live-in membership:
In addition, BCCRS now offers stipends to both “Live-In” and “Permanent Sleeper” members!
At BCCRS, we have two categories of members in the residential program: “Live In” and “Permanent Sleeper.” The requirements of each are detailed below.
Do “Live-In” members have to ride more than “Permanent Sleeper” members?
Yes. Live-In members are required to ride at least 48 hours/week, including at least three overnight shifts (2300-0700 hours), whereas Permanent Sleepers are required to ride at least 36 hours/week, including at least three overnight shifts (2300-0700 hours).
What is the difference in living space between “Live-In” and “Permanent Sleeper” members at BCCRS?
Live-In members have semi-private quarters in a newly renovated suite area that is completely separate from other areas of the station (i.e., is physically separated from other areas and requires key-card access). The Permanent Sleeper space is separate from but adjacent to the bunk room (where other volunteers spend the night) offering more privacy than the general bunk room but less than that for Live-Ins.