Custom Service Projects & Events

Custom Event Planning and Support Services for Companies and Groups Doing Good in the Triangle

Let us plan your next corporate volunteer service project or event!

From company teambuilding to special events – like large conferences or a networking event with your clients – for Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, and more, Activate Good can provide a custom, turn-key volunteer experience you’ll remember!

As your custom volunteer event planner, we offer portable project options for your office or venue of choice (on-site) so you never need to step a foot away from business – as well as special projects at a community partner’s  location (off-site) to impact a cause at its heart.

The general process for any custom corporate volunteer project or event is easy! Simply:

  1. Submit a Request for Proposal to let Activate Good know you’re interested in partnering with us to develop a custom corporate volunteer project or event and convey critical details, like your budget, causes you care about, and more. (Please refer to Corporate FAQs for tips about submitting an RFP.)
  2. Activate Good may schedule a call to discuss your RFP or answer questions, as needed.
  3. Activate Good will prepare a proposal for your consideration (an average week turnaround, unless otherwise discussed). Proposals include suggested projects that fit your interests and outline costs involved in executing the project.
  4. Review the proposal, and let Activate Good know of any questions or requested revisions for our consideration.
  5. Like the proposal? Great! We can prepare a partnership agreement.

We’ll get to work and handle all the details from start to finish! Management or Support Fees are based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to: length of engagement; number of volunteers; preparation time pre-project and cleanup time post-project; special requests by the client and/or project complexity; required transportation, storage, or travel; and more. Don’t forget that projects require supplies, and that budget is based on your chosen project from an Activate Good proposal. The best way to get an accurate quote is to submit your RFP today! For more information about project and fee types, and other policies and helpful info, please review our Corporate FAQs.

Click here to review inclusions and optional add-ons for full event management options!

Full Management Fees for Your Custom Service Project or Facilitated Volunteer Event Include:

  • Identify a local nonprofit or community partner that meets your preferences
  • Consult on appropriate volunteer activities to find you the perfect match
  • Provide full project development and management
  • Scope, purchase, store, and process necessary supplies
  • Create and distribute pre-event communication for volunteers
  • Ensure appropriate project setup and cleanup
  • Provide professional onsite project and volunteer management
  • Provide or arrange methods for cause education at your project so your team knows its impact
  • Provide a post-project impact infographic with any available staff photos of your event
  • Follow-up post-project to collect feedback from you and your team

Optional add-ons (+$): coordination of third-party professional photography, transportation services, or catering; creation, coordination, and distribution of a press release; add a special game, competition, or other intentional volunteer teambuilding exercise


Do you need a portable project at your office for a small team (est. 30-50 volunteers or less)? Have a limited budget, or want added scheduling flexibility and/or teambuilding?

An “At Will Portable Project” may be right for you! Just complete this RFP and ask us about At Will Portable Projects! The service fee is nominal and used to cover staff time for our pre-project prep only. This format also allows the option to scale a supply budget to a certain goal rather than to fill a window of time. While we don’t provide volunteer management for this option, we still handle all the preliminary preparation so a fully prepared portable project is delivered to your door!

Click here to review inclusions for At Will Portable Projects!

At Will Portable Project Support Fees Include:

  • Consult on appropriate volunteer activities and confirm a beneficiary(ies)
  • Scope, purchase, store, and process necessary supplies
  • Create a comprehensive leader guide for your chosen team/project leaders, including applicable tips and project instructions, shipping and delivery instructions, beneficiary contact info, etc.
  • Provide any necessary signage for assembly lines, instructions for volunteer seating areas, etc.
  • Deliver prepared project supplies to your office by an agreed to date
  • Follow-up post-project to make sure all is well and collect any feedback from you and your team

Important: For At Will Portable Projects, Activate Good does not provide on-site volunteer management, post-project deliveries to the beneficiary, impact infographics, or other add-on services like photography coordination. The corporate client is fully responsible for: determining a volunteer schedule and assigning any preferred project leadership/management internally, paying for and preparing finished items for shipment or delivery, and ensuring the shipment/delivery will arrive at the beneficiary location by a designated date.


Remember: If you have specific goals for topics like Corporate Social Responsibility or HR, let us know!

Testimonials & Examples

United Therapeutics

Nearly 300 volunteers from United Therapeutics created a fully furnished “Home for the Holidays” apartment makeover for 10 families transitioning out of homelessness–providing everything from pots and pans and groceries to beds, sheets, dressers, and couches. Everything was customized from within the United Therapeutics offices!

“We were able to interact with our team members, as well as people we’ve never worked with, so it’s an opportunity to bond as a company, while also doing a really great thing for the local community.”

-Kevin Laliberte, Senior Vice President of Product Development, United Therapeutics

Genworth Financial

Genworth, volunteer, corporate social responsibility, raleigh

To kick of Genworth’s 2017 Month of Service, 55 volunteers dropped by in between meetings and phone calls, on their way to lunch, and whenever they had a free moment to paint. These volunteers created 15 beautiful, unique paintings  which were donated to Art for Hospice. Art for Hospice provides artwork to patients at over a dozen Hospice centers, VA hospitals, and nursing homes.

“Beyond the cheerful smiles, encouragement, and enthusiasm the Activate Good team brought to our event, they also covered the logistics to the point where I felt I didn’t even need to be there to oversee the event (though I would never have missed out on the fun).”

-Amy Rein, Internal Communications Leader — U.S. Mortgage Insurance, Genworth Financial

Wasserman Media Group

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35 volunteers from Wasserman Media group met at PAVE SE Raleigh Charter School to assemble a new swing set and playground equipment, organize the school library, assemble a vegetable garden, rehabilitate the soccer field, assemble and paint benches and picnic tables, and created blacktop games.

“From helping to identify worthy organizations in the greater Raleigh area to managing all communications with the school, overseeing all of the logistics, purchasing the materials, and organizing our team to make sure we maximize our efforts and produce the greatest good for the school – – Activate Good does it all!”

-Mary Reiling Spencer, Vice President, Wasserman Media Group

Chiesi USA

Chiesi USA, volunteering, corporate social responsibility, cary, north carolinaChiesi USA volunteers helped welcome students back to school by giving just 90 minutes of their time to build 550 school supply kits. These kits were filled with notebooks, paints, markers, earbuds, index cards, and more items to help set students up for success. Kits were then distributed to Bugg Elementary where over 75% of students receive free or reduced price lunch.

“Our volunteer event increased our involvement and awareness in the community because Activate Good provided a facebook live video of our efforts. They were able to capture the real authentic reaction from the teachers and staff at the local school when they were gifted back to school items.”

-Catherine Marchetta, Marketing Coordinator, Chiesi USA

Cisco

Cisco, volunteering, corporate social responsibility, durham170 Cisco employees worked together to assemble 1400 weekend meal kits, complete with personalized notes, for students in need at Poe Elementary in Raleigh. Poe Elementary receives requests for meal assistance from an average of 170 students per week and these meal kits assured that the school will be able to fill all of these requests for approximately 2 and a half months.

“My team is small (relative to recent Cisco events) but mighty!  I have heard NOTHING but great feedback for last week’s event.  I had people in San Jose who were not even involved in our larger event tell me they heard great things about what we did!  All of that was possible because of you and your team!”

-Anjie Williams, Executive Assistant, Cisco

Merz North America

Merz, volunteer, corporate social responsibility, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

49 Volunteers from MERZ R&D spent their day of service at Haven House Services. These hardworking volunteers help to beautify the building inside and out by painting a “peace” mural, weeding and mulching the flower beds, cleaning spaces inside and out, creating a peaceful meditation room, and making healthy snack kits for teens in crisis.

“Activate Good was extremely reliable, affordable and very well organized to keep all 49 of our volunteers busy for over two hours on a very hot and humid day. We worked inside and outside and were very pleased to leave the venue a much cleaner, fresher, and more welcoming place to go!”

-Sandra Korbel, R&D Operations Coordinator, Merz North America