Habitat for Humanity Australia has worked with many leading Australian companies to deliver a unique and impactful international volunteering program, tailored to an organisation’s strategy and leadership development needs.
Boral, Telstra, Flight Centre, Grant Thornton and many more have sent their staff to volunteer with us to build houses alongside families in developing communities in countries such as Cambodia, Vietnam and Fiji.
Our five day corporate volunteering program not only provides staff with a unique immersion experience that forms new perspectives, but provides a challenging environment in which leadership, communications and teamwork can be tested and forged.
Ever year, Australian companies spend millions of dollars on leadership development courses and retreats for their staff. However, sending managers to expensive hotels or resorts often fails to challenge staff or generate lasting change in their leadership.
Habitat for Humanity has developed corporate volunteer experiences for groups of 24 – 150 staff. Our tailored packages cover all travel, insurance, police checks and other logistics, and in many cases will most cost effective than a company retreat at resort in Australia or overseas.
Corporate volunteering with Habitat for Humanity can:
- Enhance global leadership perspectives in senior management.
- Be a centrepiece for a major gathering or national conference.
- Be used to reward and retain new and emerging leadership talent.
- Bring together newly merged or low functioning teams and business units.
“When it was suggested we take 130 senior managers to Cambodia to build houses for the poor, I thought the idea was crazy … but the build changed our business; our managers stood up, we communicated better, we won new business and it gave a uniqueness to our brand that our staff and our clients embraced”
– Greg Keith, CEO, Grant Thornton
Your organisation’s participation in the Global Village program also enhances its corporate social responsibility. By helping families in need secure decent housing with access to water and sanitation, companies can directly contribute to achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Corporate volunteering through Habitat for Humanity provides your company with the opportunity to be at the leading edge of sustainability as well as providing very real benefits to your bottom line and staff retention.
Watch this video to hear why Grant Thornton’s CEO, Greg Keith, decided to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, alongside 130 of the organisation’s senior leaders.