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£15,000 Donation from Waitrose for Volunteer Passport Scheme

involve were delighted to receive a fantastic donation of £15,000 from Waitrose head office last week to contribute to the continuous growth and development of the Volunteer Passport Scheme. This support will enable the scheme to continue for the next 2-3 years and...

Thank You to all our Recent Corporate Volunteers

At involve received a lorry load of toys from a group who sadly closed down.  Thanks to the help of some amazing corporate companies, we have managed to get the majority of the toys distributed to local groups in Bracknell. This message is a heartfelt and a special...

Twitter Volunteering Advent 2017

For the first 24 days of December 2017, we created our own advent calendar to count down to Christmas by showcasing local volunteering opportunities for various charities. Here's a summary of the organisations showcased, what opportunities they have available and how...

Befriending Christmas Party 2017

On the afternoon of Monday December 11th 2017 we had an event for people who are part of our befriending scheme. It was a chance for our elderly clients to get out and meet other people like them, while enjoying good music and food. We had performances from the...

Self Care Week 2017

Self care means keeping fit and healthy, as well as knowing how to take medicines, treat minor ailments and seek help when you need it. If you have a long term condition, self care is about understanding that condition and how to live with it. This week, 13th - 19th...

Celebrating Volunteer Passport Milestone

On Friday, October 6th, involve held a lunch event at Easthampstead Baptist Church, Bracknell, to celebrate the Volunteer Passport as it reached 100 passport holders and approached its first year as an active scheme. Volunteers and Partner organisations were present...

The Lexicon Opens in Bracknell

As we're sure most of you are now aware, yesterday (7th September 2017) was the grand opening of Bracknell's new shopping arena, The Lexicon. Thousands attended and it was busy all day and into the late evening. This means our town centre now has lots of new, snazzy...

Volunteer Passport Scheme Nearing 100 Users

Our Volunteer Passport Scheme was set up last year to connect local charitable & voluntary groups with volunteers, and we now have nearly 100 Passport Holders! These volunteers have access to local training opportunities thanks to the scheme and are using their newly...

People’s Health Trust Local Funding Opportunity

Did you know…? The poorer you are, the more likely you are to die younger The poorest people are likely to die 7 years earlier than the majority of the population They are likely to experience additional disabilities for 20 years more than the majority of the...

Brighter Berkshire Yellow July

Hundreds of people all across Berkshire have been wearing yellow across July to help raise awareness of Brighter Berkshire's Year Of Mental Health 2017. Brighter Berkshire is a community led initiative committed to improving and promoting opportunities and support for...

Volunteer Week 2017

Volunteers week has taken place this year from 1st-7th June 2017. There were great events going on all across the country to celebrate the help volunteers ar o the community, and we celebrated them in our own way too. Volunteer Thank You Barbeque June 1st 5-9pm at...

Decorator Volunteers from Nielsen at the involve Offices!

Today (Friday May 12th 2017) we've had the great help of Nielse or decorating our offices a bit more. In case you didn't know, back in October 2016, we moved to the Courthouse Offices in Bracknell, which is near the Police Station and Library, however, since we've...

Volunteer Personality Traits Survey

We all know how important volunteering is for our community. Well, a final year psychology student with the Open University is conducting a survey exploring volunteering behaviours and personality traits. She intend to produce a summary for the voluntary organisations...

involve’s New Training Cancellation Policy

Starting from April 3rd 2017, involve Community Services are implementing a Cancellation Policy for their training courses. Hiring trainers and using equipment & extra energy costs us a lot of money, so when people cancel last minute or don’t show up, it uses up a lot...

Bracknell Forest Cultural Festival 2017

On March 11th 2017 we had our second annua racknell Forest Cultural Festival. It was olourful, active and diverse event, tha imed to bring together fro ll walks of life throughout our community. Hosted at Bracknell & Wokingham College, there were so many...

Stroke care improvements will save lives

Stroke services are set to improve for more than 430,000 people living in the east of Berkshire. This means that, from January 1, local people suspected of having a stroke will be taken straight to the nearest hyper acute stroke unit by ambulance to receive the best...

involve Christmas Party

Bracknell-based companies, including Redwood Technologies, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bracknell Forest Homes and Waitrose were delighted to continue their support of the local community by sponsoring involve’s annual Befrienders Christmas party. Held at the Parish Church...

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