Our volunteers get to grips with “unrelenting” devastation after Irma

It’s been non-stop for the team since they arrived in Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. They’ve been clearing roads, shifting downed electricity poles, assessing community centres and listening carefully to residents who are desperate for help and information in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Here’s what ex fire and rescue officer and Team Rubicon UK Operations Manager Dan Cooke had to say about conditions... Read More »

Team gets straight to work after touching down in British Virgin Islands

We need your help! Please support of ongoing work in the Caribbean  – donate to our fundraising appeal Twisted steel hangars, mangled light aircraft, a destroyed helicopter hanging in bare trees, battered boats cast like toys on white sand beaches: these were the scenes that greeted Team Rubicon UK and Serve On volunteers as they touched down in Terrance B Lettsome airport in Beef Island... Read More »

SITREP – Hurricane Irma

| Posted By: Chris Lyon
SITREP – Hurricane Irma

UPDATE 9th September 2017 TEAM RUBICON SPEEDS TO CARIBBEAN AS HURRICANE IRMA WREAKS HAVOC Hurricane Irma has ripped through the Caribbean, destroying homes and livelihoods, flattening hospitals and laying waste to roads, communications, water and electricity supplies. Team Rubicon UK’s skilled volunteers are already in the region, assessing the damage and preparing to move into devastated communities to deliver vital help to those who have... Read More »

Sitrep 01/09/2017 – flooding in the US and Asia, work in the Philippines

The Operation Katimbang project team is now en route home from the Philippines after a very successful two weeks in Mandaue City. We’ll follow up with more updates on the project soon. Team Rubicon UK Operations is currently monitoring the flooding that is affecting residents in Texas. Team Rubicon UK stands ready to assist our colleagues Team Rubicon USA who are already assisting residents of Houston in... 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 »

Operation Katimbang field report

| Posted By: Nathan Nelson
Operation Katimbang field report

One week in to Operation Katimbang, and volunteers from Team Rubicon UK, Serve On and Dentaid have made great progress in Mandaue City, Cebu. Find out more about the background to this project. With five main areas of work and all three charities closely involved in various ways, the team has been kept busy. Thanks to Gordy Wills and Maddie Weir for the updates below.... Read More »

Intern Alex on his experience with Team Rubicon

| Posted By: Alex Channon
Intern Alex on his experience with Team Rubicon

Hi, my name’s Alex. I joined Team Rubicon UK as an intern in the Development and Fundraising team at the beginning of June. I’m a 2nd-year undergraduate studying Geography at the University of Plymouth. I’ve had the chance to work within a variety of areas since joining TR – I’d be lying if I said that I’d regretted spending my summer here, so for anyone... 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 »

Team Rubicon Norway’s Frank joins ASIST Training at Chilmark

| Posted By: Frank Sandbye-Ruud
Team Rubicon Norway’s Frank joins ASIST Training at Chilmark

Team Rubicon Norway member Frank joined TR colleagues from several countries to participate in our first ASIST training course recently. Here he writes about his experience. I am truly humbled, and proud. During my attendance to the Team Rubicon Global Leadership Summit 2017 in Chilmark UK, I was offered to participate in ASIST training. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. Before the workshop I was a... 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 »