The Urge To Act Has Always Been
In 2010, U.S. Marine Corps veteran Jake Wood couldn’t stand idly by as a 7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti. He saw an immense need for help, so he acted. While other relief organizations hemmed and hawed, Wood led a team of seven into action. That small, scrappy team cared for thousands of survivors, broke the mold of humanitarian aid, and proved that we can always do more.
That was our first operation—and the one that gave Team Rubicon its name. Channeling the audacity of Julius Caesar as he crossed the Rubicon River in Italy, our team was committing themselves irrevocably to the cause when they crossed the Artibonite River into Haiti, their own point of no return.
Today, our team has expanded to 160,000+, but our mission remains the same: to help people affected by disasters. With billion-dollar disasters happening every 18 days on average, more people need support, so we need more donors, advocates, partners, and Greyshirts—the badass volunteers who don grey shirts and step up to support our mission of serving communities near and far.
Our Culture is Not for the Faint of Heart.
MISSION FIRST, GREYSHIRTS ALWAYS.
Our Greyshirts—our volunteers—live out our collective mission to respond to disasters. We serve them so they can serve their communities.
STEP INTO THE ARENA.
We call on the bold, the tenacious, the relentless to look failure in the face and forge ahead, unflinchingly.
EVERYONE HAS A ROLE. KNOW IT.
We are better together, period. And when we play to each other’s strengths (rather than our own egos), we are a force to be reckoned with.
GET SHIT DONE.
Disasters are reckless and unabating, so our determination must rise above all excuses, obstacles, and chaos. That’s the only way we’ll succeed.
CHANGE YOUR SOCKS.
Our work can be mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausting. Taking care of each other and ourselves isn’t weak; it’s essential. It’s how we act at our best.
We hold our team to the highest standards of respect and communication. Even when we’re tired and stressed, we assume the best intentions from every individual and act like adults.
YOUR MOTHER’S A DONOR.
We’re not afraid to invest when it’s worth it, but we always do it thoughtfully, responsibly, and with full conviction—as though every dollar was donated by our own mother.
Interested in Living These Values Alongside Us?