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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:

  • Get on the Merry-Go-Round – Team Challenge MerryGoRound is offering a Team Challenge.  The project is expanding their shop premises and would like some help in their sorting hub as well as preparing the shop for the grand re-opening.    If you and your colleagues (10 maximum) are looking for a day’s volunteering in June 2019,  get in touch with Susan at ...
  • Team Challenge – Be The Hub of the Hub! Teams looking for a worthwhile and rewarding challenge may be interested in this opportunity! Merry Go Round is a charity set up to save good quality children’s clothing and goods from being sent to landfill, enabling the charity to distribute the items free of charge to families in Glasgow.  Working with partner support agencies, Merry Go ...
  • Canal You Help! – Team Challenge Are you a team looking for a volunteering day?  Scottish Canals has a great opportunity to offer teams of  5 & 15 people.  Details are as follows: Date:   Friday 8th March 2019 Meeting Time:  10am Meeting Place:  Firhill Basin behind Firhill Stadium Challenge:  Clear the litter and vegetation at the Noley Bridge area of the Forth & Clyde Canal. Requirements:  ...
  • Scottish Canals – Team Challenge(s) Calling all teams of between 5 – 15 people.  Scottish Canals needs your help once more. If you can spare some time to come along and assist you will be made most welcome. Please; Dress for the weather forecasted and wear old clothes. Wear safety/sturdy footwear. Bring a snack/lunch. Scottish Canals will provide all the tools require for the activities. VOLUNTEERING DAYS ...
  • To The Battlefield! (School)- Request for Team Teams  of between 8 – 10 people seeking  volunteering may enjoy this unusual but very rewarding request. Battlefield Primary School is looking for a firm to partner with them for one afternoon per month.  for example, the school afternoon hours are 1pm – 3pm so the volunteering session could run from 1.15 -2.45pm.  This opportunity is ...
  • Team Challenge – Environmental Clean Ups Calling all teams!!  If you and your colleagues are looking for a team building volunteering opportunity, Scottish Canals have some tasks!  Groups of between 5 – 15 people can help clean up the environment at the following venues: Beach Clean at Bowling Harbour Litter pick(s) on the Union,  Forth and Clyde Canal Towpaths If you want to take ...
  • Kiltie Teams Wanted! – Team Challenge The Kiltwalk needs teams of volunteers to help out at their events.  There is a wide variety of roles for teams to consider and your time and effort will help all the walkers to keep their spirits up and finish the walk.  This is a great opportunity for your team and your organization to support ...

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