Corporate Social Responsibility Opportunities
Travelling for a meeting or convention isn't just about gaining a new perspective from the people and places you meet, but also about giving back to new communities and making a greater impact. Adding a volunteer or charitable component to your meeting here in Vancouver will allow your organization to leave a lasting effect, deepening your connection to this place, and to each other.
THE SHARING FARM
The Sharing Farm grows food for The Richmond Food Bank and several community meal programs. On this 4-acre farm, your delegates can get their hands dirty building team spirit, while helping to grow healthy food for families in need. The farm welcomes groups of 10 to 60 people, and is open from May to October (opportunities may exist in April).
STANLEY PARK ECOLOGY SOCIETY
Invite your team to help The Stanley Park Eco-Stewards Program improve Stanley Park through various activities: removing invasive species, restoring degraded habitats, planting native species, decommissioning unsanctioned trails, and other enhancements.
Operated by Engagement Unlimited, these highly engaging group activities put teams to work building Outdoor Play Kitchens or Buddy Benches from all natural materials for daycares and elementary schools in need.
PROJECTS IN PLACE
This is a volunteer-run, non-profit society that will bring design and construction professionals together with your delegates to improve the local community. Construction professionals will lead teams of volunteers for a day, taking care of everything from sourcing materials and tools to coordinating first aid.
THE FOOD BANK
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society (GVFBS) welcomes volunteers groups of 10 to 50, for 3 to 4-hour shifts, to help sort the many thousands of pounds of food they receive at their distribution depot.
SALVATION ARMY CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE
From November to December 24th, colleagues can get together for a few hours of team building while packing toys for children or helping to unload and sort Toy Mountain. Volunteers are depended on for donation-sorting, gathering and packing. This is an excellent way for large groups and organizations (up to 50 people)to give back during the season of giving.
SALVATION ARMY BELKIN HOUSE
The Salvation Army Belkin House is a state-of-the-art, multi-program facility located right in downtown Vancouver, accommodating up to 224 residents, and providing an average of 8,000 nutritious and balanced meals each month. Volunteer groups of up to 12 are welcome to help for 4-hour shifts.