Team Build

About the Event

Get ready for a truly rewarding experience.

Habitat for Humanity’s team building opportunities offer organizations a chance to invest in their employees while making a real difference in the lives of hard-working families and the communities in which they live.

Working alongside future Habitat homeowners, your team members will roll up their sleeves and work together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership.

Habitat’s team building opportunities are an experience like no other. When your team arrives on the build site, their job titles will disappear. Employees of all skill levels – beginner to professional – will learn useful skills as they work side-by-side in a safe environment under the leadership of experienced Habitat crew leaders. While the work will be challenging, it will also be rewarding. Together, your team will have fun, connect with their fellow colleagues in a truly meaningful way, and leave the build site proud of their accomplishments, their colleagues, and their organization.

While building your team, you are building a stronger community.

Fundraising for your Team Build

If participants wish to take advantage of HFHM's online fundraising tool to collect donations towards their company's or group’s goal, please use the registration link. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email that will provide you with the various ways your supporters can donate to you.

Testimonials

“Arctic Glacier has been participating in the Team Building program for four years and each year the event generates an excitement and energy in our office – along with an extended waiting list of volunteers.  Our employees look forward to supporting a great cause, working with the skilled team at Habitat and helping making a difference for the lives of Manitoba families – all while having a great time.  Arctic and our employees is committed to continuing our involvement and partnership with Habitat for years to come!”

– Arctic Glacier

“Giving back and making a positive difference in the communities where Enterprise employees live and work is part of our culture. In fact, one of our founding values is, “We strengthen our communities, one neighborhood at time.” It’s because of organizations like Habitat for Humanity that we are able to exemplify this value and support our community in so many impactful ways.
“Employees are encouraged to get involved in their communities in any way they choose, and so many times, our employees choose to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. They tell us that being a part of the building process provides a unique experience that allows them to see firsthand the gratitude of soon-to-be homeowners”.

– Enterprise

“As an organization, participating in the Team Building program is about improving our community, supporting families, and spending the day with our colleagues in an entirely different environment. For Emergent, it is an annual event that has a quick volunteer sign-up and is so rewarding to all of us, and it pays back ten-fold in our team culture. Amazing what each set of hands can do to make a difference”.

– Emergent Biosolutions

“Magellan Aerospace is a supporter of numerous Winnipeg community activities, and has been a supporter of Habitat for Humanity since 2007. Many of our employees volunteer for the builds year after year, such as Willy Wall, a senior quality assurance representative. Willy volunteers because ‘it is a feeling of accomplishment to see the amount of work done in a day working with a crew of people eager to help.  It also makes you thankful for what you have. For example, one day when working on a house in hot conditions I was grumbling about having to cut my grass when I went home. The homeowner standing there said he couldn’t wait to have that opportunity. That’s what it’s all about’”.

– Magellan Aerospace

“At CIBC it is important to be well known within our communities and to be ambassadors of our brand.  When I was first approached with the idea to partner with Habitat for Humanity on an Adopt-A-Day project I immediately said yes.  At the time I did not know the logistics, however, I knew one thing and that was I have always wanted to part of a home build with Habitat for Humanity.  I knew my passion to do this would immediately stir the passion within my team and I would have 10 yeses almost as immediately as I had said yes.

The day was beyond rewarding.  From the moment we walked on to the job site you knew that our involvement was going to make a difference and help a family in need.  Each of my team members in one way or another had come up to me during the day expressing their thanks to have been asked to be a part of this.  You could see the impact it was having on them by the expression on their faces. Everyone played a role in making the day one that we continue to talk about and that will live on in our memories. As the albums were passed around to sign I caught glimpses of some of my team members deep in thought about what they wanted to say – I knew they were reflecting on two things 1) What they wanted to say to the families and 2) What the day meant to them personally.

I want to thank the Habitat for Humanity on site crew who were very patient as the showed some of new skills and to take some of us out of our comfort zone.  You all provided the foundation to make our involvement in such a wonderful program personally rewarding for all of us.”

– Colin Koch – CIBC

with a lot of help from our friends