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 UK and Serve On work with Rotary to distribute aid in the British Virgin Islands

Over the past week, Team Rubicon UK and Serve On volunteers based in Tortola, British Virgin Islands (BVI) have been working closely with the Rotary Family of BVI to assist with the arrival, coordination, delivery and distribution of aid to affected communities. This aid has come from a variety of sources, from other Rotary Clubs around the globe to private groups such as the Puerto... Read More »

Team Rubicon at work in the Caribbean

| Posted By: Nathan Nelson
Team Rubicon at work in the Caribbean

Team Rubicon volunteers are on the ground in the Turks and Caicos, The British Virgin Islands, Antigua and Barbados.  Now that our teams have completed much of the essential assessment work they can start identifying the vital tasks needed to help the islands devastated by Irma get back on their feet. On Tuesday, we will send 40 additional volunteers to the Caribbean to support this... Read More »

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 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 »

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 »