Tough Mudder & Team RubiconTougher Together

Disasters are our business.Veterans are our passion.

Team Rubicon is the only nonprofit disaster response organization that mobilizes military veterans to support communities devastated by natural disasters. We deliver disaster response services to mitigate hazards, clear dangerous debris and provide emergency home repair. By tapping into the valuable skills of veterans and giving them an opportunity to continue their service, we are fostering a newfound sense of purpose, community and identity.

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Welcome Mudder Nation!

Tough Mudder and Team Rubicon are united by a shared vision: harness the power of teamwork and community to tackle life’s challenges head on. Our partnership brings together two innovative organizations of amazing people who are committed to making an incredible impact in the world. We collectively believe that if people acted every day like they did at a Tough Mudder challenge or a Team Rubicon operation, the world would be a much better place. This commitment to excellence, service and community is why we are aligning to take on disaster response together.

Team Rubicon is an opportunity for Mudders to put the values of teamwork, courage and personal accomplishment into practice beyond event weekend—and to use them to make a true impact in your community.

Join up and get out in the field to help those affected by disasters.

Together we can fuel a movement of neighbors helping neighbors and ordinary people doing extraordinary things for the greater good.


You’ll need to create a profile in our Roll Call system so we learn a bit more about you and how to get in touch. Before you head into the field, there are some critical trainings you need to complete. We also require a Background Check to ensure a safe operating environment for our members. The Background Check application fee is paid online (typically $19 - $35) and will be reimbursed after you complete Module 1 training or participate in a service project or field operation. Don’t worry, all requirements are online and can be done on your schedule. But these must be completed to be eligible to deploy on an operation. We want to keep you safe and best prepared to help.

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).

Domestically, Team Rubicon’s operations focus on expedient home and infrastructure repair, flood recovery, and debris management, as well as post-disaster damage assessments (PDDA’s). In addition to a direct response role, TR has also taken on command and control responsibilities in support of local Emergency Operations Centers and large-scale spontaneous volunteer management.

Internationally, Team Rubicon’s volunteers have performed everything from medical relief and training; water and sanitary health (WASH) operations; and refugee camp management.

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. Check out the mission map for more information on what Team Rubicon is capable of.

Any Team Rubicon member who has completed his or her volunteer 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 HQ 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.