Cork CSR Activities

The Emerald Isle is known for its verdant landscapes full of wildlife and protecting its status as a green country is important to locals and visitors alike. To offset the impact of business tourism, cement global citizen credentials and have a good time while doing it, a variety of activities are available from hands-on nature conservation, to forest exploration or an exhilarating voyage around the Cork coastline.

Why not add a Corporate Social responsibility element to your next MICE event in Cork.

Cork University Hospital (CUH) Arts Department

Brighten up a hospital patient’s day

The Cork University Hospital (CUH) Arts Department provides access to the arts in the hospital. The aim of this is to enhance the hospital environment for the benefit of patients, staff and visitors.

CUH Arts Department is always looking for team of volunteers to paint murals on walls, decorating the space to promote well-being for the staff and patients. Brighten up someone’s day by leaving a lasting imprint on the hospital, with options for indoor and outdoor painting, as well as working in the Cork University Hospital Gardens.

Delegate numbers: Groups of 20
What it is: Getting creative with your painting skills
Who it supports: Patients, staff and visitors to Cork University Hospital
Time needed: Half Day

Sailing into Wellness

Team building on the open sea

Sailing into Wellness is a not for profit social enterprise born out of a passion to utilise the unique setting of the sea to help our communities. The sailing programme is an educational and therapeutic activity designed to inspire our communities. We support our participants to overcome both physical and mental challenges in an environment that is both exhilarating and therapeutic.

Sailing into Wellness offers an innovative corporate team day out…

From the time you help each other with your life-jackets to listening to our safety briefing you begin to work together as a team, in a different way, in a different environment. Sailing with us needs you to first trust our instructors and then to trust the rest of the crew who are your colleagues.

We provide a group learning environment where everyone on-board has a specific role; to sail the boat efficiently we all need to carry out our roles in tandem with our fellow crew.

100% of our profits are used to fund community sailing projects; by sailing with us you are directly funding vulnerable groups to experience a completely new environment on the open sea. We work with those affected by substance abuse and poor mental health, to help build their recovery. Sailing is proven to be a powerful tool in their development. Your contribution helps us to support our participants to overcome both physical and mental challenges in an environment that is both exhilarating and therapeutic.

Sailing Into Wellness is a 2017 Social Entrepreneurs Ireland awardee

Delegate numbers: Groups of 13
What it is: Develop Team work skills
Who it supports: People affected by substance abuse and mental health
Time needed: Full Day/Half Day

Nature Activity

Give some time to the environment

Get your delegates involved with a clean-up and conservation group activity, run by Cork Nature Network. The aim of Cork Nature Network is to promote and encourage the conservation of wildlife and habitats in Cork City and County, through education and awareness-raising.

An example is digging up invasive species such as sycamore trees. During such an activity, an educational talk about the site is generally incorporated. This project is about involvement and about making a difference to the natural environment.

Delegate numbers: Unlimited
What it is:  Nature activity
Who it supports: The environment
Time needed: A few hours

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