Barking & Dagenham Council for Voluntary Service (BDCVS) champions civil society in the east London Borough of Barking & Dagenham. We provide practical support to voluntary sector groups and organisations. We work in strategic partnership with the public sector and funders.

We manage a community building, the Ripple Centre in Barking, where we are based. The Ripple Centre is a modern building with versatile meeting and training rooms, office space, and a large function hall.

We have a small staff team, which is led by a voluntary board.

Our staff

Ripple Centre

Chris Downham (Operations Manager)

Mala Alina (Administrator Reception)

Steve Campbell (Caretaker)

Amor Elakermi (Caretaker)

Edward (Ted) Jolly (Caretaker)

Mary-Grace Masarakufa (Caretaker)

Puja Lakhmania (Caretaker)

John Smith (Caretaker)

Sue West (Caretaker)

Voluntary Sector Support

Ioannis Mathioudakis (Programmes Manager)

Corinne Welsh (Communications Manager)

Our board

Pip Salvador-Jones (Chair)

Nighat Bhola

Syed Ghani

Sharon Thomas

Our Advisors

Keith Smith (Localities, Disability Equality)

Getting in touch

You can email us directly. Our staff email address format is firstname.surname@bdcvs.org.uk.

For more details, a map, directions, and phone number, see our Contact page.