Because we can, we must. We are built to serve.
Life in the armed forces is truly unique, providing skills and experiences that cannot be replicated in the civilian world. This makes our ex-military community a highly valuable asset to our country, and the rest of the world. At Team Rubicon we repurpose those skills to the benefit of others.
TRUK is a unique charity that demonstrates the indomitable spirit of our veterans and their value to society.
The current perception of veterans focuses on the more negative aspects of military life and difficult transitions into civilian life. Numerous social and psychological factors are attributed to our veterans including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, feeling isolated, lonely and losing purpose in life.
TRUK combats these issues by recognising veteran’s talents and giving them a renewed purpose, community and identity. We give them the chance to learn and train among peers and feel pride as well as a sense of belonging, whilst greatly improving skill sets and CVs.
TRUK is demonstrating how veterans are ideally suited to humanitarian work, reaching those in need in their communities and abroad, but in conjunction with this we are improving mental fitness, encouraging positive approaches to transition into civilian life and reducing the social isolation veterans can experience.
But don't just take our word for it:
Whilst Team Rubicon UK is primarily made up of Veterans from across the armed forces, we also welcome those who have served as civilian first responders and members of the public with a genuine desire to help.