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Where to Volunteer for Your Next Company Teambuilding Outing

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Employees from Danone (above) and Regeneron (below) lend a hand.

When your company looks to book that same obstacle course for its annual team-bonding excursion, why not steer your colleagues toward a few philanthropic causes instead? While there are countless ways to do a good turn with your workmates, several area organizations specifically tailor their offerings to companies with big hearts. 

Feeding Westchester is one such example, providing groups (of 15 or fewer, as operations ramp up after the COVID-19 pandemic) with volunteering opportunities that can fit into a range of schedules, as well as ongoing commitments, including one-time sessions that last just a few hours.

For a diverse offering of benevolent opportunities, ranging from helping animals and the environment to refugee services and veterans’ aid, Volunteer New York! is another excellent outpost for pro-bono teambuilding. Based in Tarrytown, this acclaimed organization provides customized, high-impact days of service for companies, as well as Employee Volunteer Programs tailored to meet businesses’ specific responsibility goals.

In addition, Volunteer New York! will be happy to help plan employee days of service, match individuals with relevant work, develop emerging team leaders, and mobilize workers to serve after a disaster, among other helpful services. Yet, no matter which of these organizations you choose, it will likely make for one very
big-hearted way to boost employee engagement.