Volunteering FAQ

Mike Lee

Mike Lee, a native of Chicago, graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Creative Writing. At LMU, Mike developed international and domestic volunteer trips and served as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Student Veterans Organization. Mike’s professional background is in advertising and marketing, and has experience in executing large print and digital campaigns for non-profit and tourism clients. He lives in Los Angeles where he thinks a lot about dogs, bourbon, and the Chicago Bears.

Administrative Readiness

  • User Profile in Roll Call – You’ve got to be on the roster to get in on the action.
  • Personal Points of Contact – Leaders must be able to contact members with follow on coordination.
  • Emergency Contact Information – Disasters are inherently dangerous. If an incident occurs, we need to be able to contact someone on your behalf.
  • Module 1 – This is the basic organizational training for every team member.
  • Pre-Deployment Basic – This is the baseline training to understand and integrate with the larger Emergency Management community.
  • Background check cleared – We must protect our team members and the communities they serve.
  • Health Insurance: Volunteer responders are required to have health insurance given the inherently dangerous nature of disaster response operations. Our Greyshirts are our most important asset and ensuring they return home safely after any involvement with TR is the foundation of our culture. In order to take care of others on their worst day, our members must be able to take care of themselves first. For members who do not have health insurance, there are short-term health insurance options available. Search online for ‘temporary health insurance,’ ‘term life insurance,’ or ‘volunteer emergency responder insurance.’


Will you be ready when the call goes out?

Team Rubicon has a hard-earned reputation built upon the strong backs and keen minds of you, our team members. We must continue to maintain the high state of personal and organizational readiness for when we receive the clarion call, we can respond immediately with a resounding “Send me.”

Let’s continue the conversation! Share your thoughts, perspectives, and experiences in our National Conversations Forum in Roll Call.


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