Team Rubicon volunteers deploy to Birmingham after flash floods

| Posted By: Alistair Lockhart
Team Rubicon volunteers deploy to Birmingham after flash floods

Ex-military volunteers from disaster response charity, Team Rubicon UK, have arrived from around the UK to help the people of Birmingham whose homes have been badly flooded over the weekend. Using their military skills and experiences they have been prioritising the elderly and vulnerable, retrieving loved and valuable items and clearing dirty flood water from homes of residents. Liaising with the environment agency and local... Read More »

Lancashire flooding – TR Recce Complete

| Posted By: Nathan Nelson
Lancashire flooding – TR Recce Complete

Following severe flooding earlier this week in Lancashire, Team Rubicon UK dispatched a recce team to Galgate to assess the scope of a potential response. Now that the recce team has had a chance to speak to people on the ground, we have decided that the deployment of further volunteers will not be necessary. The recce team is going to stay and help local volunteer... Read More »

New induction training dates

| Posted By: Nathan Nelson
New induction training dates

Get ready to respond to disasters with Team Rubicon. If you’ve joined Team Rubicon as a volunteer, induction training is the next step in your journey. Over the course of a weekend you’ll find out more about our culture and approach, build on your knowledge of disaster response, gain other useful knowledge and, most importantly, get to know other volunteers – and us. At the... Read More »

Join TR today

| Posted By: Nathan Nelson
Join TR today

Team Rubicon UK is a disaster response charity that harnesses the skills and experience of military veterans, serving members of the Armed Forces, emergency responders and civilians to deliver urgent and practical relief when disasters strike, either at home or abroad. Since its inception in 2015, Team Rubicon UK has responded to over 20 disasters in the UK and internationally, from flooding in Yorkshire, Cornwall and Sri... Read More »

What it takes to deploy abroad

| Posted By: Chris Lyon
What it takes to deploy abroad

Deploying internationally is complex and requires a significant amount of planning and coordination. When we arrive on site after a disaster in a foreign country, all eyes and hope have turned to us, expecting immediate action and results. Disasters are no-excuse, results-only zones. Selection is competitive. Team Rubicon will sort you out with travel and logistics and take you into the breach, but we need you... Read More »

Team Rubicon sending skilled volunteers to Dominica to assist with recovery efforts

As Hurricane Maria continues its destructive path through the Caribbean, Team Rubicon volunteers currently deployed to the region are preparing to set off for the island of Dominica. Team Rubicon UK currently have volunteers in the British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos, Antigua and Barbuda and Barbados, where 38 additional volunteers arrived on 20 September. Team Rubicon has concentrated attention on some of the areas... Read More »

Team Rubicon USA on the ground in Houston

| Posted By: Nathan Nelson
Team Rubicon USA on the ground in Houston

Our partner charity in the USA is providing assistance to Houston residents affected by tropical storm Harvey. Three Team Rubicon water rescue teams are currently on the ground in Houston. Volunteers had rescued at least 35 residents as of noon CT yesterday, 29 August. Three additional boat teams will be joining the search and rescue effort today, as TRUSA anticipates rescue operations to continue for the next three to... Read More »

TR partnering up to tackle poverty and build community resilience in the Philippines

Team Rubicon UK is partnering with Serve On and Dentaid to deliver a multi-layered collaborative effort that leaves a lasting legacy for the children and community in Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines. Donate now to support this project The city of Mandaue is on the island of Cebu. It is a large city of around 365,000 with little funding for schooling for the poorest people within the... Read More »

Join the Winter Wolf Run for TR

| Posted By: Sarah Roberts
Join the Winter Wolf Run for TR

We are delighted to have been chosen as this year’s charity partner for the Winter Wolf Run for the second year running! The Wolf Run is a hardcore 10k run across raw natural terrain, including open ground, woodland, lakes and thick mud. Come prepared to get dirty. Join the Team Rubicon Wolf Pack at this year’s Winter Wolf – the toughest and dirtiest of all the... Read More »

Uganda field report – into the final week of building

| Posted By: Nathan Nelson
Uganda field report – into the final week of building

The video above provides some background on this project as well as an update on progress so far. You can donate to support this project now. Our team in Uganda is now in their final week of building work. Overall, Team Rubicon is delivering seven kitchens at schools across Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement, with the kitchen at Kiryandongo High School being double-sized. Our first wave of... Read More »