Category Archive : Volunteers

I Don’t Do Computers…

 Today we are nearing an end to our six week “I don’t do computers” course, Today is our last day and we aim to make it a joyous and beneficial one. We are pleased to say it has been a great success and we have recieved positive feedback from many Champions. We sincerely hope each and every one has learned something new and enjoyed this experience.

 The Question is, do you do computers now?

Cash for your Community

The Nottingham Post has partnered up with Nottingham Building Society to give away a whopping £35,000 to worthy causes in your community! What’s more, charities and community groups who register in time could make our shortlist and be garunteed a slice of the £25,000 dream fun. This money could mean a huge difference. Register your worthy cause fast and turn your dreams into reality.

To register your charity, buy your Nottingham Evening Post from Wednesday, April 13 2011. Cut out the registration form,  fill out your details and pop it in the post – it’s as easy as that.

Remember places are limited and we can only accept up to 200 registrations. Forms will be counted on a first-come-first-served basis.

The closing date is May 11th, 2011.

We have been shortlisted!

So, – If –  you do buy the Evening Post Nottingham, please do fill your favourite community spirted organisation in, Bright Ideas Nottingham!

Photos from Take Part in East Midlands Libraries

Photos from the event now on Flickr.


Be Inspired photos

Now on Flickr, photos from the Be Inspired event, celebrating our volunteers.

An Audience with John Bercow

Thanks to all who came to the event today, it was a fantastic success.  Mr Speaker was brilliant, we very much enjoyed his short talk about Government and his patience in answering questions, at times with some good anecdotes.  For more information about what happened at the event, please head over to the blog site where there are summaries that were written during the event.


Celebrating Volunteering

Tomorrow (Wednesday 30th March), Bright Ideas is joining with ACAF and 97.5 Kemet FM to celebrate our fantastic volunteers.

It is going to be an action-packed day, with volunteers showing us what they have been up to and displaying talents.  We will also be joined by the Helen and her team who are researching the history of the Hyson Green Flats, Ciaran Norris from Parliamentary Outreach and Steff Webber, the Community Programme Co-Ordinator from Nottingham City Council.

This is an invitation only event, however it is going to be broadcast live on 97.5 Kemet FM, so tune in and be part of the day!  The event starts at 10:30, with 97.5 Kemet FM broadcasting from the event until 1:00.

Volunteering in Challenging Times

Bright Ideas are supporting an event for staff and volunteers working for libraries across the East Midlands that is being held by The University of Lincoln, WEA and East Midlands Take Part Champions.  It will be at Nottingham Playhouse on Tuesday 22nd March between 10:00 and 3:00.

The event will involve interesting and engaging discussions about:
• How paid staff and volunteers view the current situation
• The value and contribution of volunteers currently working for library services
• The use people make of libraries and what they value about their services
• The challenges facing libraries
• How volunteers can develop the knowledge, confidence and skills that
they will need to overcome barriers and continue their work
• The support needs of volunteers in libraries

There will also be time to meet and talk to other volunteers and learn about the Take Part approach as well as lunch and other refreshments.

For more information, including details of how to book, download the flier below.

Take Part library Flyer (pdf, 119kb)

The Monday Meeting – Listone

Listone Longwei - Volunteer Marketing Assistant

This week, it is Listone’s turn in the hot seat for the Monday Meeting.  Listone works with us as a Marketing Assistant whilst he is studying for a masters degree in Marketing Management, and has been a fantastic addition to the team since he joined us in December.

Read the interview here.

Discussion Group advert

Discussion Groups Advert by Bright Ideas Nottingham

The Let’s Get to the Bottom of Things page has just been updated with a new advert looking for people aged 60- 69 to to take part in discussion groups about the NHS bowel cancer screening programme.

Visit the page for more information and to download the flier.

Here comes 2011…

All of us at Bright Ideas want to wish you all the best for a happy, productive and exciting 2011.  Keep in the groove!