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)
Len Wilson (Caretaker)
Edward (Ted) Jolly (Caretaker)
Tony Panayiotopoulos (Caretaker)
Adam Lloyd (Caretaker)
Voluntary Sector Support
Corinne Welsh (Communications Officer)
Rita Chadha (Chair)
Pip Salvador-Jones (Vice Chair)
Terry Miller (Treasurer)
Advisors to the Board
Getting in touch
You can email us directly. Our staff email address format is firstname.lastname@example.org and our board email address is email@example.com.
For more details, a map, directions, and phone number, see our Contact page.