To mark our 30th anniversary, we have compiled a collection of real stories from our members who recount their most memorable experiences.

From earthquakes to refugee camps, every experience as a volunteer is as individual as it is a team effort and each short story is told through the words of our members, creating this unique collection of personal accounts.

Gift Idea!

Great for dipping in and out of, the 30 short stories makes for a great coffee break read or a birthday present. All profits from the book go directly to support the work of the Corps.

The book is now no longer available in hard back but you can still buy it as a paper back price £3.50 or choose to download online now as an eBook.


Corps Director, Willie McMartin opens the book explaining why it is a privilege to be able to help others and work alongside Corps members –

I can think of no other group of people I would rather be with. My life on many occasions has been in their hands, and theirs in mine. How many can say they have that much trust in their fellow man?

In this book, we have tried to give you a glimpse into our strange world by sharing a few short stories with you as we mark thirty years in existence. We all hope you enjoy and understand them and what they mean to us.

How to Order

Kindle eBook
Available for £2.99 online from Admin
Send a cheque for £2.99 made payable to ‘International Rescue Corps’ to our headquarters – for the address see below.

Order a Paper Back Book
Order a paper back book for £3.50 – available from IRC Admin – for the address see below.

Pay by Credit or Debit Card by making a donation through our fundraising partner, MyCharityPage here

Send a cheque made payable to ‘International Rescue Corps’ to our headquarters –

30 Stories for 30 Years

Office 2B,
1 Kerse Road,

Make sure to include your name, address and telephone number on the back of your cheque.

International Orders & Media Requests

For orders from outside of the UK or to feature any part of our stories in your own publications, please contact Julie Ryan on or call +44 7786 881 908


64 pages. Printed edition includes 4 colour inserts. Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm. No part of this publication may be re-produced without the permission of the copyright owners. Copyright © International Rescue Corps