Looking for a VOLUNTEER EMERGENCY COORDINATOR to manage our online disaster notifications - Contact The Captain.
Volunteer to help build and refit our boats (Northern California) Click here to register to help - we'll contact you. No special skills required!
IRG's entire organization is made up of unpaid volunteers, even the Board of Directors and The Captain, all cash donations go towards helping refit boats and buying emergency mission supplies.
THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE HAVE GENEROUSLY DONATED THEIR TIME, MONEY, ENERGY, TALENTS, & SUPPORT.
Dan Peachey, IRG's IT and Board of Directors member
Tim Webber, IRG Board of Directors
Steve Kahlich, IRG Board of Directors
Carl Kelley, our first and most regular volunteer who has helped build T2
Jack Li, who has helped build T2 and has been working on her hydrostatics and stability calculations
Jenni Hecker, who has done an amazing job getting contributions for our Launch Fundraiser!
Evelyne Dubuc Dumas for grinding, sailing, whipping, organizing and online job
Vincent Ratckliffe for grinding, painting and welcoming new volunteers.
Natasha Pyle for grinding and painting, sailing, and generally being present when it count!
Jesse Kreuzer for helping commissioning Thunderbird 1, provisioning, cooking, sailing and being amazing!
Leslie Frank, a new volunteer - please come back and help more!
Tammy Cameron, who has done a fantastic job of soliciting for contributions!
Sandy de Montille, a new volunteer.
George and Jen Van Treeck, for so much encouragement and help in the last 18 months.
Join the IRG Reserve: It is estimated that there are 10,000 cruising boats worldwide (sources include veteran author Jimmy Cornell, Latitude 38, SSCA and the Cruising Association). Cruisers are typically couples or families in various types of yacht - and any boat can find a way to help! When we respond to disasters, we will alert the whole network and especially IRG Reserve Boats in the area using our global text messaging and email network.
Reservists like Captain Bagnell (Moonshadow) and Co-captains Rene Steinhauer, RN, EMT-P & Danya Steinhauer RN, BSN (Witchdoctor II) are ready to pick up medical supplies, take on staple foods and even anchor off a disaster zone and make water for thirsty survivors.
IRG will direct you to a coastal town close to your location - warehouses and hospitals - where you can pick up supplies for free, and transport the vital goods to survivors. You will be given an opportunity to sit in on a 1-day online training event, or can be trained by an already qualified IRG Reservist near you. Click here to register and we'll be in touch!
Be a local Commodore: Do you believe in our mission, love boats and would like to be a local representative, present International Rescue Group at yacht clubs and other events, help fundraise and find donated boats for us to refit and send out on missions? Send us an email and tell us your ideas! Or call Captain Ray on 510-463-4IRG.