Volunteer

Deploy with and support Team Rubicon on domestic and international missions.

We are looking for the types of individuals below…

Military Veterans

Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, Retired, Medically-Retired

Kickass Civilians

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

Signing up to volunteer is as simple as choosing your state on a map.

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FAQs

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.

Team Rubicon is 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. Check back on this website for upcoming training opportunities.

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 his or her volunteer sign up form 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

As a parent it was very difficult knowing my kids were sifting through the remains of their home today. My daughter met with Team Rubicon today hoping to find her cat’ (Minnie) urn today. Thank you so much for finding this for her today. Once you found her my daughter called off the search. You were wonderful today. Thank you