Many companies these days have some sort of corporate social responsibility initiative for their organization. This could be as simple as providing paid time off for employees to volunteer with a local charity or be much more elaborate. Some organizations structure initiatives with promotions or various food drives or donation events throughout the year and offer matching donation funds programs. In addition to these types of ongoing efforts, many organizations are pairing their corporate social responsibility initiatives with their teambuilding goals.
Charitable team building events have been very popular over the last several years with the build a bike type programs leading the way. Military care packages programs have also been very popular. The demand for these types of charitable teambuilding events has led teambuilding company Wildly Different to develop over a dozen different charitable teambuilding programs.
In 2013 and the first quarter of 2014, Wildly Different worked with corporate groups to run events that resulted in thousands of donations to deserving charitable organizations such as the USO, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the American Heart Association, Community Food and Outreach Center, food banks, schools, hospitals, and foster care programs.
These charitable teambuilding events can be structured in many different ways. Some events are a simple “assembly” type of program and others are much more involved with games and puzzles that must be completed as teams “earn” their supplies or items to be donated. Regardless of the style of the event, all of these charitable teambuilding programs leave participants feeling great about their organizations and how they were able to help the local community.