Your staff can become Green Champions with the Green Team! Give your staff team an outdoor challenge. Get them working together - improving the local environment through practical conservation. In just one day we can help you make a huge difference to your local community, building a stronger team and having some fun together.
The Green Team is a voluntary organisation working with young people to restore and conserve green spaces as part of learning about Scotlands natural heritage.
Each year we involve over 500 local young people in environmental volunteering programmes, supported by over 40 adult volunteers. These programmes are funded by grants and donations. Income from Green Champions directly benefits our youth programmes by enabling vital work to take place with young people who are excluded from participation in mainstream activities.
Green Champions offers tailor-made opportunities for your staff to take part in an environmental challenge, making significant improvements to the local countryside. We work with groups of up to 45 people, although our preference is for smaller groups of around 15, as this enables us to build the team more effectively and develop a real sense of connection.
Countryside sites: The Green Team works at over 30 local countryside sites including woodlands, coastal sites, country estates, wildlife reserves, country parks, footpaths, cycleways and even islands. Each site is special in some way for its landscape, natural heritage or public access opportunities. Examples include the Pentland Hills, Craigleith Island, Gullane beach and the Water of Leith.
Practical tasks: Tasks can include woodland management, footpath improvements, clearance of invasive species, habitat improvement and building or improving site infrastructure such as paths and bridges. Tasks are site dependent and seasonal.
Challenges: The opportunity for working as a team, learning new skills, problem solving, communicating effectively and involving everyone. Staff will also have the chance to increase individual skills and confidence in a range of areas.
Exploration: We offer exciting new ways to explore green spaces and find new ways of working together.
Environmental activities: We offer a range of activities from survival skills such as primitive fire lighting, shelter building, stick carving and rope making, to creative group activities such as environmental art.
- Demonstrate your organisationís commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility
- Team building challenges and personal development opportunities for your staff
- The chance for staff to build on their existing interpersonal skills and discover some new ones
- A fun and satisfying day for staff where they get to do something different
- Improve staff motivation and your team dynamic
- Making a contribution to improving your organisationís local community and environment
- Investment in your staffís continuing development
As a voluntary organisation we are always on the look out for new volunteer leaders for our Green Volunteers programme. After a taste of being out with the Green Team we may well be able to inspire employees to come out with us in their spare time as well.
Green Champions will directly benefit our other programmes particularly Green Shoots by enabling vital work to take place with young people who are excluded from participation in many mainstream activities.
Staff may find that their
own children (14 years plus) are interested in opportunities with our Green Volunteers
programme of Sunday and weekend residential projects.
The Green Team (Edinburgh & Lothians) Ltd is a charity registered in Scotland SCO29319