Team Rubicon calls on Veterans to volunteer with Covid-19 relief effort.


If you are an ex-service person under the age of 65 and would like to volunteer, you can sign up using the online form on the Team Rubicon website.

During these unprecedented times many people are volunteering to help with the relief effort. Many former nurses and NHS staff have been asked to return to duty, and now the government are calling on ex-service personnel and veterans to volunteer their skills and experience to help ease the pressure on their communities.

Team Rubicon is an International disaster response organisation who usually focus their work on international emergencies but who are now putting all of their energy and resources into the battle against the Coronavirus pandemic. Working closely with the government, they are hoping to mobilise thousands of veterans who have invaluable skills and experience in emergency situations in the hope that they can help alleviate some of the stresses that different areas of society are struggling with.

Team Rubicon CEO, former Royal Marine Richard Sharp says they are looking for veterans under 65 to express their interest.Eligible volunteers will “then be tasked into your community around the UK”, he said.

Those Veterans who decide to volunteer and work with Team Rubicon will be coordinated from their headquarters at the former RAF Chilmark.

Regional representatives will then give the team a better understanding and picture of where help and support is most in need. The team has a great deal of expertise and experience at getting people and resources to where they are most needed in a time of crisis.

The skills and experience of veterans are needed now more than ever and as the situation develops the need for community support and skilled volunteers will increase. Team Rubicon is an International disaster response organisation who specialize in international disaster relief.

To find out more about their mission you can visit their website or contact them on 0300 330 9488 or email info@teamrubiconuk.org

Contact Veterans’ Gateway now for advice and support on 0808 802 1212.

 

 

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