Team building charity work can be a great way to inspire your team and bring your organization closer to the community. The season of giving is year-round, and there is no shortage of team building charity work from which to choose. You can use charity challenges for community services days, as a celebration, or in place of a conference.
Caring for Bears
Everybody likes Teddy bears, and this team building charity work will unite your team and provide them an opportunity to provide some comfort to children in need. Provide your team members with all items required to build a Teddy bear. Have each team member build a bear and then design a shirt for his or her bear. This is sure to inspire creativity and innovation. When all of the bears are finished, your team will have the reward of sharing their bears with a variety of local organizations, including police and fire departments, hospitals, schools, and shelters. This is one example of win-win team building charity work.
Rock that Horse
Another example of team building charity work that will force your team to use ingenuity and creativity is to have team members build, paint, and decorate rocking horses to donate to charities. Break your team down into smaller teams, and provide each team with the tools and supplies that they will need to build the horses. This a great way for teams to focus on following instructions and honing communications skills among each other, and what payoff can be better than seeing the joy on children’s faces when the rocking horses are delivered.
Build Bikes for Children
Building bikes for children is excellent team building charity work that will benefit the kids in your community and bring your team together. Break your team into smaller teams, and distribute the same bicycle parts to each team, as well as instructions for building the bikes. You can make this a competitive challenge by giving a prize or offering some recognition to the team that completes the first bike or the team that builds the most bikes.
Wheels on the Way
This team building charity work will form a bond between team members and those in the community who are senior citizens or have disabilities. Contact a local hospital, community center, or nursing home and offer your services to build, perform testing on, and decorate wheelchairs. Any organization will be happy to receive your team’s help. When the team finishes building and fixing the wheelchairs, they can wrap up the event by delivering the chairs to the disabled and the elderly, knowing that their work has the ultimate payoff of bringing mobility to those people.
Use Team Building Charity Work to Gain from Giving
Team building charity work is an excellent tool to use to spur your team’s creativity, communication skills, interpersonal interactions, and innovation, and it will have a positive and lasting impact on your community.