Helping Hands

The Helping Hands Program is a truly unique opportunity for organisations to get involved with a worthwhile cause at the same time as super-charging employee engagement.

Experience Details

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NSW + VIC

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10-1000

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2 hours

In out

Indoors

Helping Hands - CSR Team Building Activity

The Helping Hands Program is a truly unique opportunity for organisations to get involved with a worthwhile cause at the same time as super-charging employee engagement.

This is CSR team building at its best.

More than just a team building or training activity, participants in our programs build prosthetic hands that are then donated to amputee landmine victims throughout the developing world.

The activity empowers every participant that in just 1-2 hours, you can make real and lasting contribution and in doing so reminds people what it feels like to be engaged in a truly purposeful activity.

The program aims to provide 25,000 prosthetic hands globally.  It’s a team building experience with real purpose and connection.

  • FORMAT
  • Small teams of 3-4 people each receive a bag of parts and little idea of what lies ahead.

    Our facilitator then introduces the program that changes the perspective.  Sharing personal stories, photos and stats of the profound impact that this program has on the recipients who will end up receiving one of these hands.

    In a little over 1 hour, each team will painstakingly construct their mechanical hand until they can try it on and put it to use.

    There are detailed instructions provided, so all groups are set up for success. As an added challenge, normally guests bind one of their hands during the build process to further remind them of why they are doing the activity.

  • PURPOSE
  • Typically in a team building environment, teams are pitted to compete head to head but with Helping Hands we encourage teams to work together as one, share knowledge and resources along the way towards the common goal of completing all of the hands within the allocated time.

    Often individuals will take on unique roles within the team and, so there will be interesting team dynamics that emerge to debrief at the end of the experience.

    Our facilitators are experts at encouraging teams to collaborate and create that shared vision. With all hands completed we close the session with a short video that shows past hand recipients receiving their hands and how much of a positive effect that has had on their lives. 

    Businesses can engage in corporate socially responsible team building activities by implementing strategies that foster teamwork, collaboration, effective communication, and cooperation among staff members throughout Australia.

    One way to achieve this is by actively participating in community engagement initiatives, lending a helping hand to those in need. By embracing worthwhile causes, businesses can not only contribute to the betterment of society but also strengthen teamwork bonds among employees.

    By working towards a common cause, businesses can create a sense of purpose and meaningful engagement for their staff. These activities could involve providing resources or support to enable recipients to gain prosthetic hands, allowing them to lead more fulfilling lives. The engagement in socially responsible team building activities can be further enhanced by incorporating multimedia presentations and videos.

    Utilising these mediums, businesses can vividly demonstrate the vision and impact of their support, fostering empathy and encouraging additional development of teamwork bonds among colleagues. These activities serve as functional team-building exercises while simultaneously providing valuable staff training opportunities. Overall, investing in socially responsible team building activities not only benefits the business but also positively impacts people across the globe. By actively contributing to worthwhile causes and engaging employees in purposeful ways, companies foster a culture of corporate social responsibility and create a sense of fulfilment and unity within their teams.

    A truly inspiring and unique program that can be delivered anywhere.

  • TEAMS
  • Helping Hands works best when there are 3 people in each group. Having smaller numbers ensures that the activity is as challenging as possible.  There are also a few pinch-points in the build where everyone in the team will need to work together in concert on the same step if you’re building in groups of 3. 

    However the activity still works really well in groups of 4 or 5 to make it slightly more cost effective.

    When it comes to team sizes in Helping Hands, the optimal group size is three participants. This setup adds an extra layer of challenge, making the activity truly engaging and rewarding. The intricacies of the task reveal themselves at various pinch-points in the process. At these junctures, teamwork and coordination are paramount, requiring everyone to be in sync to achieve success.

    It’s still highly effective when you have groups of four or five individuals. This not only maintains the effectiveness of the activity but also offers a slightly more cost-effective option for larger teams.

    So whether it’s three, four, or five in your group, Helping Hands is a team building activity that adapts to your needs, fostering teamwork and shared success working towards one goal.

Small teams of 3-4 people each receive a bag of parts and little idea of what lies ahead.

Our facilitator then introduces the program that changes the perspective.  Sharing personal stories, photos and stats of the profound impact that this program has on the recipients who will end up receiving one of these hands.

In a little over 1 hour, each team will painstakingly construct their mechanical hand until they can try it on and put it to use.

There are detailed instructions provided, so all groups are set up for success. As an added challenge, normally guests bind one of their hands during the build process to further remind them of why they are doing the activity.

Typically in a team building environment, teams are pitted to compete head to head but with Helping Hands we encourage teams to work together as one, share knowledge and resources along the way towards the common goal of completing all of the hands within the allocated time.

Often individuals will take on unique roles within the team and, so there will be interesting team dynamics that emerge to debrief at the end of the experience.

Our facilitators are experts at encouraging teams to collaborate and create that shared vision. With all hands completed we close the session with a short video that shows past hand recipients receiving their hands and how much of a positive effect that has had on their lives. 

Businesses can engage in corporate socially responsible team building activities by implementing strategies that foster teamwork, collaboration, effective communication, and cooperation among staff members throughout Australia.

One way to achieve this is by actively participating in community engagement initiatives, lending a helping hand to those in need. By embracing worthwhile causes, businesses can not only contribute to the betterment of society but also strengthen teamwork bonds among employees.

By working towards a common cause, businesses can create a sense of purpose and meaningful engagement for their staff. These activities could involve providing resources or support to enable recipients to gain prosthetic hands, allowing them to lead more fulfilling lives. The engagement in socially responsible team building activities can be further enhanced by incorporating multimedia presentations and videos.

Utilising these mediums, businesses can vividly demonstrate the vision and impact of their support, fostering empathy and encouraging additional development of teamwork bonds among colleagues. These activities serve as functional team-building exercises while simultaneously providing valuable staff training opportunities. Overall, investing in socially responsible team building activities not only benefits the business but also positively impacts people across the globe. By actively contributing to worthwhile causes and engaging employees in purposeful ways, companies foster a culture of corporate social responsibility and create a sense of fulfilment and unity within their teams.

A truly inspiring and unique program that can be delivered anywhere.

Helping Hands works best when there are 3 people in each group. Having smaller numbers ensures that the activity is as challenging as possible.  There are also a few pinch-points in the build where everyone in the team will need to work together in concert on the same step if you’re building in groups of 3. 

However the activity still works really well in groups of 4 or 5 to make it slightly more cost effective.

When it comes to team sizes in Helping Hands, the optimal group size is three participants. This setup adds an extra layer of challenge, making the activity truly engaging and rewarding. The intricacies of the task reveal themselves at various pinch-points in the process. At these junctures, teamwork and coordination are paramount, requiring everyone to be in sync to achieve success.

It’s still highly effective when you have groups of four or five individuals. This not only maintains the effectiveness of the activity but also offers a slightly more cost-effective option for larger teams.

So whether it’s three, four, or five in your group, Helping Hands is a team building activity that adapts to your needs, fostering teamwork and shared success working towards one goal.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens to the hands after the activity?
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Once the team building event concludes and we've reflected on the learning, the prosthetic hands are sent to our charitable partner, who then ensures their distribution to individuals who have been affected by landmines.
What is the ideal timeframe?
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Participants are able to build the hands within 1 hour, with additional time for the briefing and introduction. The activity is designed to be efficient and impactful, allowing participants to have a meaningful impact within a short timeframe.
How does the activity build connections and motivate participants?
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The activity is designed to build connections and motivate participants through inspiring stories. By working together to construct prosthetic hands, participants engage in a purposeful activity that creates a sense of connection and inspires them to go beyond their usual limits.
What benefits do the prosthetic hands provide?
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They allow landmine victims to return to a somewhat normal life, enabling them to participate in school and other learning opportunities. Additionally, the prosthetics help them earn an income to provide for their families.
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