Stories of Service KELLY SCANLAN
Canadian Army veteran
"It’s purpose with a common goal. The purpose is clear, every Greyshirt goes on a disaster relief operation to help out in any way they can. "
"After becoming involved with Team Rubicon Canada, I now feel like I have a real purpose. I regularly see the positive impact of my actions on Canadian communities in need."
Military veterans and kickass civilians can join and deploy with Team Rubicon on domestic and international disaster operations. If you're committed to serving those in need, there's a spot for you on the Team.
Volunteering with Team Rubicon is not easy. You'll dig deep, get dirty, and work hard. You'll be challenged.
Disasters can happen anywhere at any time. Team Rubicon exists to provide the greatest service and impact to survivors and communities in need, no matter where. Simply put, we help people on their worst days.
Team Rubicon is built to serve.
What are you built for?
Canadian Army veteran
There is no time commitment - register and we'll get you out to the field when you have availability to deploy. Generally, domestic operations will require a week of your time, but potentially less if you are local to the response.
Nope. While many of our volunteers are veterans and currently serving military, anyone is welcome to join the Team so long as you're willing to serve those in need. We'll train you up so you're ready for whatever Mother Nature tosses at us.
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).
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.
Any Team Rubicon volunteer who has completed their profile and the initial online training steps is eligible for deployment. Some missions will require a specialized set of skills or geographic proximity to the disaster zone. When Team Rubicon deploys, TR Staff 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 specialized skill set and a valid passport.
Yes, absolutely. There are many roles in disaster response, many of which are perfectly suited for a veteran with physical limitations. We only ask that you know your own limitations.
When an operation is approved, a notification will be sent out to members within a 700km radius of the incident (so make sure your address and region are accurate in your profile). If you are not receiving the notifications:•Ensure your email address is up to date in Roll Call.•Check your spam filters aren’t catching emails from TR.•Check that you have not unsubscribed from TR emails.
At Team Rubicon, we earn our grey shirts. Get out to a service project or deploy on an op to step into the grey and get your hands on a grey shirt.
Whether you’re a military veteran or a civilian, you can help us with domestic and international operations.