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Education

Corporate Volunteers Heed the Call of Disaster Relief

From rebuilding hurricane-damaged homes to building resilient cities, how individuals and groups can use service to improve communities and corporate social responsibility.

Reflection

After the Tornadoes, the Homeowner Who Changed Me

It’s the people that keep me coming out to deployments. The Greyshirts and the clients have added a dimension to my life that I’ve never had before. As an introvert, I’ve always had anxiety about interacting with new people in new situations, but from the beginning, when I joined Team Rubicon two-and-a-half years ago, I … Read More

History and Culture

Culture is Key at the Nation’s Best Nonprofits to Work For

It was culture that nabbed Team Rubicon a spot among the top 50 nonprofits to work for on The NonProfit Times Best Nonprofits To Work For 2021, released on April 5. It was a big deal for veteran-led disaster relief nonprofit, which spent most of 2020 responding to the coronavirus pandemic. To determine the Best NonProfits … Read More

Forward Watch

Forward Watch, 9 April 2021

Team Rubicon is actively responding to 3 separate disaster categories in 39 cities across the country, and planning to assist 18 more. Read on for a breakdown on how Team Rubicon is serving those in need.

Reflection

Spring in the Air and Hope on the Horizon

On his first national deployment with Team Rubicon, a Chicago volunteer tilled soil, supported a COVID-19 vaccination clinic, and witnessed the pandemic’s effects at the Navajo Nation.

Reflections

The 91-Day Greyshirt

How I went from sign-up to the Navajo Nation’s longest-serving volunteer in just three months.   We all have our own Team Rubicon journey. Mine goes from thinking I didn’t belong to becoming a comms lead in a matter of months. I grew up wanting to serve in the military. My father was a Marine, … Read More

The Stories We Tell Ourselves Matter

Applying for the Clay Hunt Fellowship Program (CHFP) was something I felt that I needed to do. As a black woman and a U.S. Marine, I am always conscious of the systemic racism my fellow Americans and I have experienced, even after fighting for and serving our country. But, I also needed help transitioning from … Read More

Care during COVID-19: A Physician’s Greyshirt Experience

It was late in the evening after another busy shift in the emergency department. I grabbed my bag, a now-cold cup of coffee, and headed towards my car. I was physically and emotionally drained, but as I flipped through news articles, all centered on the COVID crisis, I wished I could do more. The week … Read More

Finding Father Figures in Grey—and Man Glitter

On her first operation as a sawyer, one Greyshirt planned to sit back, be a spotter, and let the guys make the chips fly. Two Greyshirts ruined that plan. Lucy Loftus reflects on finding father figures in Team Rubicon.

History & Culture

History and Culture

Culture is Key at the Nation’s Best Nonprofits to Work For

It was culture that nabbed Team Rubicon a spot among the top 50 nonprofits to work for on The NonProfit Times Best Nonprofits To Work For 2021, released on April 5. It was a big deal for veteran-led disaster relief nonprofit, which spent most of 2020 responding to the coronavirus pandemic. To determine the Best NonProfits … Read More

History and Culture

In the Middle of Crisis, Women Rise Up

Lorey Zlotnick reveals how this veteran-led disaster relief nonprofit is challenging the expected and changing the narrative for women.

History and Culture

A Legacy of Survival and Selflessness

In honor of Black History Month, Team Rubicon recognizes Jabbar Gibson, a 20-year-old who rescued a busload of evacuees from New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

COVID-19

To Vaccinate America, Look to Veterans

America’s military veterans have long been on the frontlines: it’s time to mobilize them to help end this pandemic

Stories of Service

Reflection

Finding Hope on Church Street

A Greyshirt who responded to Hurricanes Laura and Delta in Lake Charles, LA, reflects on the homeowner who gave him the gift of a lifetime.

COVID-19

COVID-19

Here Come the Reinforcements

Vaccinated and free to serve again, formerly at-risk disaster relief volunteers get back to heavy lifting.

COVID-19

To Vaccinate America, Look to Veterans

America’s military veterans have long been on the frontlines: it’s time to mobilize them to help end this pandemic

Partner News

Education

Corporate Volunteers Heed the Call of Disaster Relief

From rebuilding hurricane-damaged homes to building resilient cities, how individuals and groups can use service to improve communities and corporate social responsibility.

From the Field

Reflection

After the Tornadoes, the Homeowner Who Changed Me

It’s the people that keep me coming out to deployments. The Greyshirts and the clients have added a dimension to my life that I’ve never had before. As an introvert, I’ve always had anxiety about interacting with new people in new situations, but from the beginning, when I joined Team Rubicon two-and-a-half years ago, I … Read More

Reflection

Spring in the Air and Hope on the Horizon

On his first national deployment with Team Rubicon, a Chicago volunteer tilled soil, supported a COVID-19 vaccination clinic, and witnessed the pandemic’s effects at the Navajo Nation.

Reflection

Finding Hope on Church Street

A Greyshirt who responded to Hurricanes Laura and Delta in Lake Charles, LA, reflects on the homeowner who gave him the gift of a lifetime.

Reflection

Getting a Shot to Get Back in the Field

A Greyshirt reflects on how a life-saving opportunity—getting the COVID-19 vaccine—means the opportunity to serve survivors.

CHFP

In the Grey

COVID-19

Here Come the Reinforcements

Vaccinated and free to serve again, formerly at-risk disaster relief volunteers get back to heavy lifting.

In The Grey

Five Ways to Go Grey on Black Friday

Here’s how to turn the biggest shopping day of the year into a do-gooder’s holiday from the comfort of the couch or within the community.

Education

Education

Corporate Volunteers Heed the Call of Disaster Relief

From rebuilding hurricane-damaged homes to building resilient cities, how individuals and groups can use service to improve communities and corporate social responsibility.

Education

To Survive a Tornado, Get Low

Every year Team Rubicon volunteers respond to tornadoes across the US. With an above-average tornado season on the forecast, here’s how to prepare for and survive a twister.

Education

A Legacy of Courage Under Fire

In honor of Black History Month, Team Rubicon recognizes America’s Black firefighters who overcame prejudice and systemic racism to protect their communities.

Education

Put an End to the Social Injustice of Disaster Relief

Jake Wood, Team Rubicon founder and CEO, and Wes Moore, CEO of Robin Hood, on how disasters have amplified inequity and social injustice in the U.S. more than ever before.