Volunteer Together as a Team
Volunteering together, as a team, is really popular and it’s easy to see why. It is a brilliant way of experiencing something completely different as a group, having fun and crucially achieving something really worthwhile. Whether you are a team of work colleagues, a group of friends, a faith group or even a family – team volunteering is an easy and enjoyable way to get involved and make a difference. If you’re interested in group/team volunteering opportunities you should have a look at the one-off/event opportunities listed below. To make life easy for you we also have a simple, easy-to-follow Team Volunteering Guidelines.
Team Opportunities for Employees
People who work well together as a team are one of the most valuable assets any employer can have. There are many team building tools available but few are as satisfying, inexpensive and widely beneficial as a community challenge. Rather than spending large amounts of money on a conventional team building day, connecting with a local community-based organisation can provide both employers and teams with many benefits:
- Great value for money
- An outstanding sense of achievement for all who take part
- A real team building experience, impossible to replicate in the training room
- Delivery of your corporate social responsibility policy objectives
More and more companies, big and small, are now seeing the benefits of team volunteering challenges in their local community. There is no charge for choosing one of the one-off/event team volunteering opportunities below. (NB: if they happen outside your normal employment hours you should consider time off in lieu arrangements.)
If there’s nothing of interest listed below, email us with your “offer” of support and we’ll consider including it (also free of charge) in our blog with it going out to subscribing community and charity organisers and via email bulletin to 430+ Glasgow based groups and organisations – they can then respond with suitable opportunities/tasks that we don’t already know about which we’ll pass to you to progress and/or blog for other teams. Please note that this process usually requires at least 6 weeks notice if you have a specific date(s) in mind. If you would like Volunteer Glasgow to act as a broker between your company and the host organisation, to source suitable opportunities, and to co-ordinate the arrangements, a fee will apply. Email us to request more details.
Latest team opportunities:
- Up to 30 days assistance – Team Offer The Home Office has a team of 5 who can offer between them 25-30 days (or nights) volunteering to any charity or community organisation in Glasgow who needs a bit of help.
- Team Challenge – A Different Kind of Saturday! Following their successful event in 2019, Leverndale Hospital is once again hosting a “Meander for Mental Health” on Saturday 19th September from 1pm – 4pm. Community members will be invited to explore the grounds and surrounding green spaces. Volunteers are required from 11am – 5pm. This will enable organisers to brief everyone and direct them to ...
- Yorkshire Building Society Staff Branch Out! Staff at YBS are keen to get out of the branch and into your organisations to lend a hand right through 2020. Previously staff have helped out at local foodbanks, tidied up school gardens, decorated trees and wrapped selection boxes at Marie Curie Hospice Christmas Fayre as well as stuffing envelopes with leaflets at Strathcarron Hospice ...
- Canals are Calling!! – Team Challenge If you are a team looking for a one day challenge in Glasgow and environs – then complete the form below and press send! John & Carol from Scottish Canals have always got a wide variety of team challenges available. You could be helping to clear up waterways, weed footpaths, undertake a litter pick or any number ...