Our People

WanderSearch Canterbury has been run solely by volunteers for the last 8 years and in July 2018 employed a part-time  Manager to grow the programme in Canterbury.   The WanderSearch Canterbury Charitable Trust has a board of  Trustees that include Police, Land Search & Rescue volunteers and a chartered accountant, all who freely volunteer their time to WSCCT.

We also have a volunteer responders who undertake the searching when police resources are stretched.  The responders come from a pool of volunteers specially trained in using Wandersearch tracking equipment.

Linda Rutland –  Manager

Linda’s background is in community development, funding and volunteer management.   She enjoys meeting all the various people and agencies connected with WanderSearch particularly the families and users of the WanderSearch products.

Linda is  looking forward to increasing the knowledge out in the community of WanderSearch and the help we can provide the relatives and caregivers of those affected by wandering caused by cognitive impairment.