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Op RE:ACT: Humble and proud – what it’s like for our veteran volunteers supporting NHS key workers

Team Rubicon UK volunteers have a lot of experience of high-intensity environments. It’s that experience that makes them especially proud and determined to help the dedicated staff at NHS Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals.

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A photo showing Team Rubicon UK Operations Manager packing boxes of meals on a production line in support of the "Salute The NHS" initiative.

Op RE:ACT: Helping to deliver one million meals with Salute The NHS

As the UK rallies around the incredible dedication of those on the front line of the COVID-19 crisis, we report on Team Rubicon UK’s involvement in a brilliant scheme to support NHS workers.

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Greyshirt Reflections: Mike’s three weeks in Australia

Terrifying images of raging Australian bush fires dominated the news recently. It will take years for normality to return to these devastated communities. As a volunteer Greyshirt, I put myself forward to help with the recovery effort. Greyshirts come from …

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Greyshirt Reflections: Training with the Gurkha Welfare Trust

I have been a Greyshirt with Team Rubicon UK since October 2018 and have now completed six overseas deployments as well as a number of responses and projects in the UK.  I was fortunate enough to be selected as part of a …

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Greyshirt Reflections: Phil’s First International Operation

I had been part of the Greyshirt family for only a couple of months when I found myself on a plane to Australia. My experience with Team Rubicon UK was limited to a community project in Devon but here I …

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Greyshirt Reflections: Compassion, Empathy and Hope

I leave Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills after spending a week volunteering on Operation Hannaford, proud of the work we achieved and inspired by the teammates and residents I met. 86 homes were destroyed by the Cuddlee Creek bushfire that …

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A weekend on the Induction and Core Skills Course

Every three months the grassed area outside the Hangar (our affectionate name for our training building) transforms into a sea of tents, more reminiscent of Glastonbury than Chilmark, as up to 50 people from all walks of life start arriving …

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Take to the Skies

If you’re looking for an exhilarating, adrenaline fuelled challenge and the chance to raise money for your favourite cause, then look no further! Sign up for a skydive and support Team Rubicon UK. Choose between the 7,000 feet tandem with …

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Returning to Nepal

On the 25th April 2015 a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal killing nearly 9,000 people and injuring over 21,000. As people on the ground emerged from the rubble and local responders were assisting those in need, the international humanitarian community …

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Greyshirt Reflections: Bringing Hope

Over Christmas I deployed with two other Team Rubicon UK volunteer Greyshirts to fly out to support Team Rubicon Australia with the relief effort in the wake of the devastating bushfires that are ravaging large swathes of Australia.  When the …

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Greyshirt Reflections; the Australian Bushfires

Greyshirt Maria tells us about her time helping Team Rubicon Australia with their bushfire recovery effort. The blazing fires have been tearing across New South Wales, Australia for weeks causing untold damage to people, wildlife and infrastructure. Smoke settled like …

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Tenacity, selflessness and going the last mile

Our CEO Richard reflects on 2019 and the incredible impact our volunteer Greyshirts have had on those whose lives have been devastated by disaster. As I sit in front of the fire at home in Cornwall surrounded by my family, …

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On the frontline: Abaco – A journal by Lizzy Stileman

The real work began when Paul and I were joined by 10 of the other Greyshirt volunteers. We all flew to Abaco, one of the islands severely affected by Hurricane Dorian and split into 4 teams, ready to head out …

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