4 Ways to Enjoy the Holidays with your Team This Year

Every year when the holidays roll around, people look for ways to enjoy the season together. Since you typically end up spending so much time with your coworkers and employees around the holidays, it is always a good idea to try to get everyone involved in the season. Not only does this help promote office comradery, but you also get the opportunity to do something meaningful with your team.

If you are looking for a few ways to get your team more involved with the holidays this year, here are four ideas to help you enjoy the holidays with the people you work with.

1. Give Back

Around the holidays, volunteering opportunities abound. It is always a rewarding feeling to be able to give back and help make someone else’s holidays a bit brighter. Engaging in opportunities to give back with your team is a great way to make some lasting memories and to inspire those you work with to partake in the giving aspect of the holidays.

Depending on the type of work you do, you might have to get creative with the way in which you and your team give back. You might not have the kind of time that it takes to volunteer for a day with a charitable organization. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t still give back. You can organize a round of holiday donations so that everyone can contribute.

2. Organize a Toy Drive

If you don’t feel like you can ask people to make monetary donations this year, you can consider organizing a small toy drive of sorts with your team. Some charitable organizations accept donations of clean and gently used toys while others ask for brand new toys still in original packaging. Make sure that you pick a local organization that everyone can be excited about helping out this year. Set a specific date by which everyone needs to have their toys in and designate someone to deliver the toys to the charitable organization.

3. Plan a Volunteering Day

If you are able to spare some time away from the demands of your work, you and your team can go and physically volunteer at a soup kitchen or other charitable organization. The ability to work together in such a way will bring your team together. Moreover, taking time away from the office to give back in this way is a fun way to make lasting memories with your team. There are so many places that are in need of a helping hand. Make sure that you call ahead and make concrete plans so that everyone is on the same page and able to participate.

4. Collect Donations

Toys aren’t the only thing that organizations collect during the holidays. You can organize a charitable event with your team where they bring in gently used items and clothing that can be cleaned and brought to a homeless shelter or other organization. Just make sure that you know precisely what the charity you choose is looking for.