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)

Chris Gelderbloem (Facilities Manager)

Len Wilson (Caretaker)

Edward (Ted) Jolly (Caretaker)

Tony Panayiotopoulos (Caretaker)

Puja Lakhmania (Caretaker)

John Smith (Caretaker)

Voluntary Sector Support

Ioannis Mathioudakis (Programmes Manager)

Corinne Welsh (Communications Manager)

Our board

Pip Salvador-Jones (Chair)

Tokunbo Durosinmi

Syed Ghani

John Wainaina

Getting in touch

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

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