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.
Chris Downham (Operations Manager)
Mala Alina (Administrator Reception)
Chris Gelderbloem (Facilities Manager)
Edward (Ted) Jolly (Caretaker)
Puja Lakhmania (Caretaker)
Tony Panayiotopoulos (Caretaker)
John Smith (Caretaker)
Len Wilson (Caretaker)
Voluntary Sector Support
Ioannis Mathioudakis (Programmes Manager)
Corinne Welsh (Communications Manager)
Pip Salvador-Jones (Chair)
Tokunbo Durosinmi (Vice Chair)
John Wainaina (Treasurer)
Keith Smith (Localities, Disability Equality)
Getting in touch
You can email us directly. Our staff email address format is firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more details, a map, directions, and phone number, see our Contact page.