Born out of a desire to help American veterans and others with various mobility challenges, Build-a-Wheelchair® is another outstanding charity team building activity created by Best Corporate Events. In this fun and worthwhile program, teams use iPads® and our proprietary app to complete tasks to earn the materials necessary to assemble, test, and decorate these new wheelchairs for donation. This event will touch your teams’ heart and make it a day that all will remember.
A fun and engaging energizer, followed by a thorough program walk through by the lead facilitator, will kick off this amazing event. Teams are given their iPads and begin working to solve puzzles, trivia, and challenges, gaining points to obtain the tools and parts required to build the wheelchairs.
After your teams have built their wheelchairs, they will proceed to the safety station for a mechanical inspection. Once all the wheelchairs have passed inspection, when possible, your group may also decorate the wheelchairs, write notes of encouragement and engage in an obstacle course maneuverability challenge against other teams.
The wheelchairs will then be staged with your sub-team and then the entire group for a memorable photo shoot. A guest from the chosen charity will now make a surprise appearance, sharing information about their organization and the impact it will have on the recipients.
The focal point of this Corporate Social Responsibility team building event is to benefit the countless people who, with your generous donation, will be gifted with these beautiful, brand new wheelchairs.
To ensure a great experience, aspects of these team building activities may be modified for your group size, group makeup, time available, and other variables.
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"The program started with some light, fun warm-up activities that easily broke down barriers and got everyone in a team-minded, competitive spirit. The actual building of the wheelchairs was a fun and fulfilling activity but the icing on the cake was the reaction from the local Washington, DC charitable organizations that were receiving the fully assembled chairs - truly touching and rewarding. Thanks for a great program!"Grant - ADMEI
"Thanks so much for the fantastic team building event you delivered at the 2014 ADMEI Conference in Washington, DC. Your program, Build a Wheelchair received a 4.7 out of 5.0! Comments included “This was great!” and “The lead facilitator did a great job of warming us up with some fun icebreakers” and “The team-building event was a great experience for a good cause."Fran - Association of Destination Management Executives International
"Thank you so much for the opportunity to give back, it meant a lot to us all at the ADMEI Conference and we had so much fun doing it as well!"Denise - BBC Destination Management
"In my 12 years of managing engineers I have never had such wonderful feedback from my team for a team building exercise. The group thoroughly enjoyed the session, all felt that our ability to give back to the local community created a session that not only created an amazing team environment but allow them to focus on something other than themselves."Mo - Fujitsu Network Communications
"Your staff was amazing and very energetic. My team had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed the tasks they were assigned in order to create the wheelchair and especially the course they had to run at the end. Being able to look at the videos and pictures that my teams took while doing the assignments was a blast and very helpful in keeping memories to share afterwards. They really liked that some members from the organization in which we donated the wheelchairs to were able to come and talk to us to let us know a little more of where the wheel chairs were going to."Angie - Genentech, USA
"On behalf of the management team and employees at Netformx, want to thank your entire team for a wonderful experience. Your facilitators did an outstanding job orchestrating all of the activities. There was much laughter, competitiveness and energy that was skillfully channeled toward a worthwhile outcome … the assemblage of badly needed wheelchairs for our service men and women. Thank you again so much for a truly memorable afternoon! "Eileen - Netformx
"The Build-a-Wheelchair program was engaging and fun. I would definitely recommend it for groups that are competitive in nature and have the desire to meet and interact with their peers. It was not only fun and challenging but it also had a higher purpose...to give others a better life. It really makes a great impression."Marilyn - DESTINation Management, LLC
"Exciting, fun and engaging. One of the best team building events we’ve ever done. It really got everyone involved right from the start. What a great way to give back to those who gave so much for us and our country. It’s one that we won’t soon forget! I also want to say that your lead facilitator was a master at getting the group involved and engaged from the minute he said hello!"Cindy - MotivAction, LLC
"Our lead facilitator hit it out of the park and did such an amazing job with our team building event. It totally exceeded our expectations and was so much fun. I’ve never seen our guys hoot, holler and laugh as much as they did during the competition! Thank you so much for your help in making our event such a success. You’ll be hearing from us again!"Daniela - National Church Residences
Group Size:30 to 1,000+
Team Size:8 to 10
Program Length:2 to 2.5 hours
Space Requirement:20 square feet per person
Team Building Elements
- Trust and Relationships
- Planning And Accountability
- Communication Skills
- Collaborative Idea Sharing
- Goal Setting
- Creative Problem Solving Skills
Goals, Outcomes and Debrief Topics
- Reaching Out to Provide Assistance - Build-a-Wheelchair™ is a valuable reminder of the impact you will have when giving to others.
- Broaden your Support Team - To have fun and get to know your team better while establishing the camaraderie and bonding which occurs from completing a rewarding event.
- Morale Booster - You will walk away feeling energized and hopeful when you see the effects of this program. It will drive your passion and lift your energy when you think about the people you have helped with your donation.
Pricing varies depending upon the number of participants (minimum of 30) and includes wheelchairs, the team building program, prep, production coordination and all materials, program design, a professional lead facilitator and staffing.