As we look toward the end of the year I get excited for our corporate give back events. I love seeing the ways companies use their corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitments to become heroes to their local communities. Whether your company culture includes year round employee volunteering or a charitable large group team building event, here are five ways your team can give back.
1. Beach Clean Up Large Group Team Building
All the fun in the sun of a beach day coupled with the feel good emotions of civic responsibility make beach clean ups a popular option. Plenty of gloves, trash bags and trash pickers help keep the gross factor down while staff comb the shore for “buried treasure”. Consider giving the event a competitive edge and reward the team that has the most bags filled. Be sure to take before and after pictures so your team can reflect on all the good they did for the environment!
2. Toy Drive with a Twist
Spice up your year-end Toys for Tots drive with a Minute to Win It: Holiday Edition event. Offer up awesome toys as prizes that winning teams can earn for each round of competition playing games inspired by the television show, Minute to Win It. Then round up these toys to make a truly meaningful donation delivery. Cap the night off with hot cocoa and caroling for a festive good time. And might we suggest one of the games your staff of elves compete in be the “Tinsel Twerk”?
3. Bike Build
A popular option for a reason. Everyone remembers receiving their first bike. Bicycles symbolize freedom, self reliance, and opportunity. Avoid the headache of following complicated instructions by having our facilitators gamify the experience. Teams can compete to earn parts for their bicycle and then be assisted in the assembly by experienced technicians.
4. Local Nonprofit Love
If you’re wondering how to best benefit your local community- just ask! We loved helping Working Wardrobes which provides professional interview wear for homeless or financially unstable applicants. Staff were able to volunteer their time in sorting donations and organizing inventory. Many local organizations appreciate the man hours that large groups can provide.
5. Super Hero Kits For Kids
We think the brave kids battling illness at children’s hospitals are super heroes and they need to supplies to look the part. Your team can flex their creativity and imagination by creating shields and masks for local super kids.
These activities can stand alone or be paired with other events like year end meetings or holiday parties. There’s no wrong way to give back, so feel free to think outside the box. We’ve decorated duffel bags for foster youth, painted surfboards for injured veterans, and assembled hygiene kits for those displaced from permanent housing.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877.267.1939 and we’ll help you champion a cause important to your team that also makes the largest impact. Allow your team to shine and enjoy those warm fuzzies you get from giving back to your community with large group team building!