VolunTeaming is now offered under The Ritz-Carlton social responsibility program, Community Footprints
. Transcending traditional group activities, VolunTeaming combines teambuilding with volunteer activities that create lasting memories for the participants. Recognizing that many groups want their teambuilding time to make a meaningful contribution, these programs enable guests to be a force for good and feel personally connected to the place that they visit.Operation USO Care Package
The United Service Organizations, or USO, helps lift the spirits of America’s troops and their families. Through “Operation USO Care Package,” group guests can help assemble care packages containing sunscreen, snacks, playing cards, toiletries and other items for our troops overseas. Larger groups will host their event on property, while smaller groups can go to Ft. Belvoir, Virginia and join other volunteers also interested in this socially responsible teambuilding effort to help the men and women who bravely serve our country.
Please contact your meetings and special events professional
for details on how VolunTeaming activities can be matched to group.
The Carpenter’s Shelter
The Carpenter’s Shelter
Bringing safe housing and hope to the homeless in our community.
Teams will begin their day with a tour of the common areas of the Residential Shelter and David’s Place and an overview of the programs from the Carpenter’s Shelter staff. Each team will then be given a specific task to improve the physical condition of the Shelter or the surrounding outdoor spaces. Tasks may include painting indoor or outdoor surfaces, planting greenery to beautify the courtyard and grounds, or organizing donations and supplies.
The Shelter is comprised of three main components to meet the needs of the area’s homeless.
- David’s Place Day Shelter assists chronically homeless individuals to transition from living on the street by providing a safe haven with a shower, laundry services, a mailing address and phone service, job assistance, medical care and art therapy.
- The Winter Shelter gives day-by-day emergency care to the homeless during inclement weather.
- The Transitional Services Program provides a Residential Shelter for individuals and families, as well as transitional housing, child and family services and aftercare to keep families on their feet once they have achieved independence.