The Helping Hands Project is a truly unique opportunity for organizations to get involved with a worthwhile cause at the same time as super-charging employee engagement.

Helping Hands is about changing lives. It is more than just a team building or training activity. It’s about accessing the potential of your hands, heads and hearts to build a better team, better organizations and a better world.

In a Helping Hands session, participants will be building prosthetic hands that are then donated to amputee landmine victims throughout the developing world.

The program teaches your group to model true collaboration, commitment and quality – borne from a deeper sense of caring. The activity empowers every participant in just a few hours to make a real and lasting contribution and in doing so, reminds people what it feels like to be engaged in a truly purposeful activity.

Twenty years of facilitation, training, human resources support, organizational developing and coaching is behind every Helping Hands program and transforms the experience into a developmental process that connects to who you are, where you are going and how you will get there.  One of our Facilitators will work with you to further customize the program.  You won’t believe what can be done in two to four hours when you engage your hands, heads and hearts.

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Helping Hands is about changing lives. It is more than just a team building or training activity. It’s about accessing the potential of your hands, heads and hearts to build a better team, better organization and a better world.
In a Helping Hands session, participants will be building prosthetic hands that are then donated to amputee landmine victims throughout the developing world.

Collaboration, leadership, and teambuilding take on a powerful form in this one of a kind program. Odyssey has mastered the art of educational content with relevant business and life applications. This video is the connection between the LN-4 hand the the eventual recipient at the live program.

See a young Indian boys reaction after receiving a free prosthetic hand. The Odyssey Teams Helping Hands program works to create prosthetic hands that are then distributed by the Prosthetic Hand Foundation at no cost to recipients.

Helping Hands / Build-a-Hand post-build video showing recipients using the hands built by our Odyssey Teams clients.

A glimpse of how the Helping Hands Build-A-Hand Program works in Australia and New Zealand.

Odyssey Teams’ Helping Hands program helps employees connect to each other, to their organizations values and to the global community in this powerful experience.

Marketwired’s Senior Leadership Team had the honor of working with Helping Hands Canada. We worked together to build prosthetic hands for victims of land mines around the world. What could be better than strengthening our relationships while positively impacting others?

Our first session at Pharmascience Canada on September 9th, 2013.

“Montreal company sends free prosthetic hands abroad. Hands will be given for free to amputees in 60 developing countries.” Read the story.

TESTIMONIALS

It was an incredible experience that was rich in emotion.  Knowing that you can make a difference and that we can make a life better is a very nice experience to live.

Groupe Encore Travel

This was the most inspiring teambuilding activity I have ever done. I have participated in many community driven volunteering days, but never felt like this one. Even though we don’t know who the person that will benefit from this mechanical hand. I felt I was making a difference for someone. Thank you Shelley for organizing this event!

Otsuka Canada Pharmaceuticals

We get caught up in our own lives; it’s rewarding to know you made a difference in someone else’s.

Groupe Encore Travel

I LOVED this team building activity.  I feel very strongly about giving back and doing what you can to do your part in the world.  Excellent idea.  Even having done it, I would do it again happily on other occasions and opportunities.  Would love to see more philanthropic initiatives!  Thank you for bringing this to us!

Otsuka Canada Pharmaceuticals

This is important to give time and energy to people without expecting anything back. The importance is that you are satisfied with your actions and proud of it and that you have the feeling of having done your best.

Groupe Encore Travel

This team building initiative was moving, inspiring, impactful and bloody brilliant! It brought me closer to my colleagues while knowing that we were creating something that would have implications far reaching and more meaningful to someone in need. I am so proud of my organization for marrying learning and giving back together in such a purposeful way. I wish everything we did would make me feel as connected to another human being as this workshop has.

Otsuka Canada Pharmaceuticals

Building the hand today was a far more satisfying experience than I could have imagined and so impactful for someone with such a need.

Marketwired

The highlight of the day for everyone was the Helping Hands session. People felt very proud and emotional about making a difference – it was a very poignant reminder about what is really important in life, and that we have the opportunity to really help people.

Otsuka Canada Pharmaceuticals

One of the most touching workshops I have ever been involved with. I went home that night and shared the activity with my family who were equally touched. I really enjoyed seeing the conviction of my colleagues during this exercise, we were all so engaged and determined to make a difference, ie, make the “hand” and can hardly wait to hear more about the person it will benefit.

Otsuka Canada Pharmaceuticals

It is a gratifying feeling, (and humbling), to know that such a small effort can have such a large impact in a person’s life.

Marketwired

This was a unique opportunity to make us grow both in the workplace and as individuals in the community. Thank you.

Pharmascience Canada

Well done on the group activity, it was a fantastic idea for a very worthy cause and a lot of fun.

Otsuka Canada Pharmaceuticals