Take pride - volunteering

Take Pride is an initiative organised and steered through Bracknell Forest Council, in association with The Big Tidy Up and Keep Britain Tidy campaign.

The aim of Take Pride is to encourage and assist volunteering activities in the Bracknell Forest area. Take Pride is a campaign run jointly between Bracknell Forest Voluntary Action, Bracknell Forest Borough Council and Thames Valley Police.

The Big Spring Clean 2014 will take place on the weekend beginning 1st March, although you can have your event at any time. Join volunteers across the borough in an effort to have a good tidy up and welcome spring after the long winter. Equipment such as litter pickers, gloves and high visibility jackets are available on loan to you and your teams to help with the event.

There are a number of dedicated groups and individual volunteers who undertake weekly litter picking around their neighbourhood along with the Scouts and Guides from Bracknell Forest. They work hard to give the borough a good clear up.

In addition, regular volunteer groups have been working hard to clean, conserve and protect the neighbourhood. The success of these groups can be viewed in the quarterly Take Pride Newsletter.

The campaign provides a great opportunity for volunteers to get involved in making a positive difference to the environment and our community. Volunteering is a great way to share skills, knowledge and leisure time with like minded people to improve the quality of life in our community.

Volunteering activities

You can get involved in the following types of activities:

Equipment is available on loan to you and your teams to assist with the event. This includes litter pickers, high visibility waistcoats, and gloves. Graffiti wipes are also available.

Bags are provided to collect the litter. Arrangements can be made to collect bags from agreed locations. Please contact customer services with the details. Volunteers are encouraged to separate recyclable materials and take them to the nearest recycling site or place them in the clear bag provided.

How can I get involved?

Please submit the take pride volunteer registration form or contact Bracknell Forest Voluntary Action to find out more.

Organising volunteering events

If you would like to organise a volunteering event in your area, please contact Bracknell Forest Voluntary Action.

The council and / or Police will provide assistance where possible.

Frequently asked questions

Why should I volunteer?

Why should we do the council’s work for them?

I only want to volunteer for activities in the area I live. Is this possible?

I work, so I can’t volunteer on a regular basis. Can I still take part in Take Pride events?

Do I have to register as a volunteer before I can take part in a Take Pride event?

Do I need to be really fit to get involved?

I only come to Bracknell for work but would like to get involved. Can I still take part? Can the company I work for take part?

I like the idea of volunteering but want to do something different. How can I find out about other ways to get involved in my community?

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