Teams help a shelter animal find a new home, and work
together to provide a support kit for the new owner.
In this incredibly fun team building with animals, each team sponsors a shelter pet and tries to find it a new home. Teams will produce and post a video, then promote the video in hopes of finding the pet a permanent owner. They will also work as a team to assemble a pet adoption kit to help the new owner welcome their new addition into their home. This charity team building activity is a great mix of teamwork, service, creativity, and morale boosting.
Agenda & Activities
Welcome & Warm-Ups (5-10 minutes) Atlanta Challenge staff welcome the participants to this unique charity team building with animals and lead some fun warm-up activities to get the group fully engaged.
Event Intro (5 minutes) Our staff explain the event and get the participants excited about the amazing service they are about to provide.
Team Up (10 minutes) The group is split into teams (if not already split) and given a quick overview on the 4 essential strengths of an effective team (Teamwork Compass®)
PR Workshop (90 minutes) Each team is split into 4 sub- groups that tackle one step in the production. Though the functions are separate, the groups must coordinate their efforts so that they produce a cohesive package. We provide an orientation and the resource materials for each of the subgroups so they can master their part of the project.
- Video – This team shoots video of interactions with their assigned pet. They will show the animal in various situations to show what a great addition they would be to a family.
- Voice Overs – This group writes the script that will play over the video, talking about how wonderful that animal is, and how viewers can get more information and come adopt this new pet.
- Public Relations – This group will promote the pet video online through as many channels as possible to get maximum exposure for their team’s pet. The goal is to get their animal adopted during the program.
- Packers—This team will assemble the donation items and lovingly assemble a new pet owner adoption kit to make it easier to incorporate the new addition to the family. As other work groups finish their part of the process, they will join this group.
Presentations (30 minutes) Each team will present their animal and video. For large groups, this can be done in small communities of 4-6 teams to allow everyone to have a turn in a reasonable time frame. Teams will vote for the best production (but not their own) and the winning team gets some extra goodies to send with their pet.
Teamwork Review (10 minutes) We lead a brief discussion about how each team collaborated between their sub- groups to deliver a consistent message in their adoption video, how this helped develop teamwork skills and bonding, and how to apply those lessons in the real world.
Charity Introduction (5 minutes) We wrap up the team building with animals by telling the group about the shelter that is currently housing these pets. When possible, we have a spokesperson on hand to thank the group for their efforts
Wrap-Up (5 minutes) We end with a few final words and a group picture with the completed donation items and animals when possible.