Members of the local Bracknell Forest community gathered on Friday 6th October at Easthampstead Baptist Church to celebrate involve’s Volunteer Passport Scheme, marking the Scheme’s first anniversary and reaching 100 members. The Redwood Technologies Group showed its support by providing passports and lanyards for the local volunteers.
involve supports the organisation of voluntary, community and faith groups in Bracknell Forest and the Wokingham Borough, including training, funding advice and volunteering. They have introduced the Volunteer Passport Scheme as a way to facilitate volunteering in the Bracknell Forest area, linking volunteers to organisations and upskilling new and existing volunteers to establish a high training standard borough-wide.
The Volunteer Passport Scheme is unique to Bracknell and provides an excellent opportunity to make the best use of local resources, ensuring that volunteers are highly-skilled across multiple, relevant disciplines. Since its inception a year ago, the scheme has grown and developed and now has 26 partner organisations on board across the region.
Among those who attended the event were the Mayor of Bracknell Forest Councillor Tina McKenzie-Boyle and her consort Councillor Bruce McKenzie-Boyle, Deputy Mayor of Bracknell Forest Councillor Alvin Finch and Mayor of Sandhurst, Councillor Hazel Hill. Dr Phillip Lee, MP for Bracknell Forest, was also present, giving a speech on the importance of volunteers in the local community. involve’s General Manager Phil Cook also spoke about the power of volunteering, and how important the Scheme is in creating standardised training levels across the region.
To read more about the Group's support for involve and for CSR, click here.