“I enjoyed the shopping activity the most and loved learning more about Drought Angels as a Charity.” – Jyoti
As the end of the year approaches teams are looking to get together to celebrate the year that has been and whilst drinks and meals are an essential part of that, with the spirit of Christmas in the forefront of everyone’s mind, they want to find a way to give back as a team. This often means they’re looking to spend time helping a charity in some way.
Whilst there are some opportunities out there for corporate groups to volunteer with a charity, what is on offer and when the charity can accommodate the group doesn’t always suit them, which is why our sessions are hugely popular as each one of our dozen programs enables the corporate teams to give back in a meaningful way.
This is why groups looking to do a physical volunteering activity that directly benefits the people a charity support enjoy our corporate volunteering sessions that include putting together:
- Welcome kits for the homeless with Beddown “Dream Builders’
- a food hamper for struggling farming families with Drought Angels ‘Rainmakers’
- Goodie (toy) bags for animals in care with RSPCA ‘Animal Advocates’
- Dignity bags (of sanitary items and cosmetics) for disadvantaged young women with Share the Dignity ‘Defenders of Dignity’
- ‘Sparkle’ packs (toy hampers) for sick kids with Starlight ‘Sparklers’
- Support kits for young women at risk with Te-Kworo ‘Community Restorers’
And for those looking to get their hands dirty we can build in a physical ‘clean up’ in your local community with our Clean Up ‘Change Makers’ team building session.
Plus, often groups aren’t able to go to the charity or just don’t have the time to travel far away from the office, which is why our clients appreciate that we can host our team building sessions at your office or come to your conference venue and can fit in with your existing session timings.
“What I enjoyed the most was to prepare a hamper for genuine people in need.” – Di
We recently ran a Drought Angels ‘Rainmakers’ session for the team at Purple Playground on the Gold Coast who were running their annual planning conference and were looking for a meaningful team building activity to incorporate within their team conference.
They enjoyed learning all about the amazing work our charity partner Drought Angels does in Australian farming communities to support farming families that are struggling from the impact of natural disasters and had a great time with putting together food hampers that were then distributed by the charity to regional Australia. This is the sort of meaningful activity that our sessions include, which enables your people to connect on a deeper more emotional level with their colleagues and give back together is something that particularly resonates with corporate groups at this time of year.
What also made this particular session unusual was that whilst most of our sessions we facilitate in-person or all the group are online, in this case the group was together in-person and the facilitator was online! This sometimes happen when we get a very last minute request or the group are in a remote part of Australia. It just goes to show that our sessions work whether everyone is in-person, online or when some are in the actual room and some online.
“It was a brilliant session and we enjoyed every minute. Great to know we are helping others as well.” – Liz