Easy Ways to Add Volunteerism to Your Meeting Agenda

Alabama Coastal CleanupThere's a trend happening in the meeting planning industry. More and more companies and associations are incorporating group volunteerism into their meetings and events. Not only is it a fun way to give back to the community where you're holding an event, but it helps the attendees get to know another side of the destination, as well. Group volunteerism doesn't have to be complicated, but it offers definite societal benefits. In addition, while it benefits the chosen organization or destination, it also benefits volunteers through team building and leadership and skills development. Consider building a stronger community through corporate and association volunteerism during your next destination meeting in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Listed below are a few ways you can create a volunteerism activity during your event. Alabama Coastal Cleanup. Held on the third Saturday in September each year, hundreds of volunteers form teams and remove trash and debris from the Alabama Gulf Coast beaches and waterways. Share the Beach protects Alabama sea turtles. Share The Beach. Each year, thousands of baby sea turtles hatch on Alabama's white-sand beaches and make the journey from nest to water. Volunteer groups help search for nests and assist in hatchling success. Sea turtle nesting season is from May 1 to October 31.   Habitat for Humanity of Baldwin County. Not only do volunteer groups come together to build affordable homes for low-income families, but Habitat for Humanity's “A Brush with Kindness” provides a perfect opportunity for groups to assist with home repair. The Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism sales staff can assist you in finding corporate and association volunteer activities that fit into your event's time allotments.

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