Team Bonding Experiences
Strengthening Teams & Supporting Community
Strengthen Your Team while Supporting Your Community!
Explore the Pacific Northwest and build team bonds while learning about and working on vital societal challenges within our community. Global Family Travels Northwest Team Bonding Experiences unite our Learn, Serve & Immerse travel pillars with the mission of offering sustainable tourism opportunities that strengthen our region's communities and alleviate poverty in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).
Each Northwest Team Bonding Experience is customized by our own Team of sustainable travel and organizational development specialists for each client’s interests and goals. We facilitate a day of learning and working in support of an issue that resonates with your organization, including education, homelessness, environmental stewardship, and preservation of indigenous cultures. These experiences revitalize teams, broaden perspectives, open new lines of communication, and support areas of great need in our community.
We make it easy for your organization to explore cultural and heritage landmarks while engaging with Greater Seattle partners who tackle community challenges and each experience includes a small donation to the local non-profit partners we are supporting.
Check out our team-building options below and contact us to discuss the specific needs and interests of your group!
Preserving Culture Community & Workplace
The city of Seattle is named after the chief of the Suquamish and Duwamish people, Chief Seattle. Build an understanding and appreciation for our region’s history and gain knowledge of how the "people of the clear saltwater" have preserved their culture over centuries.
This program highlights learning about the natives of our region, including their land, culture, language, environment, human rights, leadership, responsibility, understanding, and cooperation. On this team bonding outing, your team will become inspired by centuries-old wisdom to build and preserve your own workplace culture.
We are excited to offer this impactful excursion in partnership with the Suquamish Museum to learn about indigenous cultures of the Greater Seattle community.
Culture of Giving
Engage your team in a day of learning and caring for our community. With a visit to the Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank, your team will learn about the history of Pike Place Market and the development of the Food Bank. Your team will also engage in a service project that will support those mired in some of our communities’ biggest challenges like hunger and homelessness.
While fulfilling our civic duty to care for our community, teams will also walk away with an appreciation of how caring for your community can draw a team closer and recognize the importance of caring for your work community as well.
Photo credit: Lisa Merrill
Photography for Social Impact with Merrill Images
Strengthen team bonds, help a non-profit and gain photo skills in this unique experience led by John and Lisa Merrill. For over two decades John and Lisa have helped social impact organizations in the Pacific Northwest and around the world tell stories of their vital work. They will arrange for your team to volunteer at a non-profit which is tackling a challenge of high interest to the team, and provide hands-on coaching the participants, who will take turns photographing the action.
Your team will come away from this experience inspired and gain new visual storytelling skills which they can contribute to other groups tackling our community’s challenges.
Explore Our Diverse Cultural Heritage
Chinatown-International District Experience in collaboration with the Wing Luke Museum and the CIDBIA
Excursions to this neighborhood allow you to discover it's diversity, immigration issues, learn from small locally owned businesses, and volunteer on projects organized by the Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) to support their stewardship of clean streets and public space enhancement.
Photo credit: Lisa Merrill