Our Team Challenge programme helps community organisations access a taskforce of volunteers to deliver a project that would not be possible without the additional resource provided.
These might be practical tasks that improve the physical environment; assisting with activities already being provided for beneficiaries or enabling community organisations to provide additional services.
Team challenges are usually a half day or whole day of hands-on activities, delivering a project that can include:
- Environmental work on city farms, gardens, school playgrounds and waterways, e.g. clearing vegetation, building fences and pathways, landscaping gardens
- Painting and decorating community centres, youth clubs, hostels, offices and schools
- Employability days, which may include running CV workshops, helping with interview techniques, and hosting tours of your company’s offices
- Event support helping to prepare and deliver parties, activity sessions, festivals and open days
Benefits for all involved
Team challenges are incredibly rewarding for both the community organisations and the business/volunteers involved.
For businesses they:
- enable staff to demonstrate skills such as project management, time management, problem solving and leadership
- provide great team and morale building opportunities within and between teams across the business
- promote a sense of community engagement, achievement and satisfaction
For community organisations they:
- enable the completion of tasks not possible previously because of a lack of time, resources or funds
- introduce a new audience of people to the work of the organisation which can often lead to ongoing support
- allow opportunities to connect beneficiaries to volunteers
Full project support
An account manager looks after every stage of planning team challenges: sourcing opportunities, arranging site visits, writing project briefs and risk assessments; supporting the business team leader and the community project leads every step of the way to make the process as straightforward as possible.