Volunteer

Deploy with and support Team Rubicon on domestic and international missions and service projects. Join our friendly, growing community.

We are looking for the types of individuals below:

Military Veterans

Active Duty, Reserve Forces, Retired, Medically-Retired

Kickass Civilians

First Responders, Medical Professionals, Emergency Managers, Others with Applicable Skills

Signing up to volunteer is as simple as choosing where you live on a map.

Get Started Now Don’t fall under either category? There are plenty of other ways you can help Team Rubicon.

FAQs

Roll Call is our shiny new volunteer management community. Signing up to Roll Call puts you right on our books and lets us know more about you. You can return to Roll Call any time to update your profile, start your induction training and find out about further training opportunities. You need to be signed up on Roll Call in order to deploy on operations.

Wherever disasters occur. Team Rubicon goes where aid is needed most, as long as we can reasonably assure the safety of our volunteers and staff. In the past two years Team Rubicon has deployed on over 20 operations in the UK and internationally to destinations from Cornwall and Tadcaster to Haiti and Uganda.

Find out what it takes to deploy internationally.

We are developing a training pipeline focused on funneling volunteers through relevant disaster response and management courses. These courses prepare volunteers to assume greater degrees of responsibility within the organisation. Sign up to ensure that you always hear about the latest training opportunities.

Apart from training, we aim to deliver regular service projects and deliberate operations in the UK and internationally – again, signing up as a volunteer means you will be the first to hear about these opportunities.

Finally, if you have free time but you can’t necessarily commit to deployments, or you are not able to for any reason, we always need support with admin and operations both at our Chilmark HQ and regionally.

PTSD is the signature wound of Iraq and Afghanistan, and many veterans are suffering from it – diagnosed or otherwise. Team Rubicon feels that it can help veterans suffering from mental and emotional wounds by providing newfound purpose, community and sense of self. However, disaster response is, by nature, dangerous work, and it requires all participants to be mentally and emotionally capable.

Of course! We only ask that you know your own limitations. There are many roles in disaster response, many of which are perfectly suited for a veteran with physical limitations.

Team Rubicon goes to great lengths to make sure that volunteers don’t incur expenses while on operations. When a volunteer is activated through official channels, their transportation, meals, and lodging are paid for. Team Rubicon will also provide the necessary equipment and supplies, but asks that volunteers bring their own personal gear (good work boots, proper clothing, travel bag, personal hygiene kit, etc).

Domestically, Team Rubicon’s operations focus on expedient home and infrastructure repair, flood recovery, and debris management, as well as post-disaster damage assessments (PDDA’s). In addition to a direct response role, TR has also taken on command and control responsibilities in support of local Emergency Operations Centers and large-scale spontaneous volunteer management.

Internationally, Team Rubicon’s volunteers have performed everything from medical relief and training; water and sanitary health (WASH) operations; and refugee camp management.

Each disaster is its own unique situation, and TR will always tailor its response in order to make the largest impact possible. While many of our operations address gaps in aid during emergent disasters, Team Rubicon will also deploy teams in proactive settings, which can be planned months in advance. Check out the mission map for more information on what Team Rubicon is capable of.

Any Team Rubicon member who has fully completed their volunteer sign up form, taken a DBS check and completed induction training is eligible for deployment. Some missions will require a specialised set of skills or geographic proximity to the disaster zone. When Team Rubicon deploys, TR HQ and the incident commander work to ensure the teams on the ground are properly equipped and prepared for the situation. International missions usually require a specialised skill set and a valid passport.

Kind words from the community

Who needs Batman and Batwoman while we have Team Rubicon. A true privilege to have met you all you will forever hold a special place in my heart and the heartbeat of Tadcaster.