Rachel is one of HVC’s most experienced brokers, having volunteered previously for HAVCO at Romford library as a broker. Rachel joined Havering Volunteer Centre in June 2016 and is now our lead broker and trains and mentors new volunteers who wish to undertake matching individuals to volunteering roles. Rachel brings extensive knowledge on what it is to be a volunteer in Havering and currently volunteers for First Step in Hornchurch.
Jo commenced volunteering at Havering Volunteer Centre in June 2016 as a volunteer broker, before this she also volunteered at HAVCO assisting the brokers at Romford Library. Jo comes with a wealth of experience having worked in various fast paced roles. Since June 2017 Jo has also volunteered as a receptionist with HVC, which provides a warm and inviting experience to the community.
Darren began his journey with us as a volunteer broker in October 2017 having had a brief break from being in the finance industry for 30 years. In his career he has worked for many high profile banks, in a fast paced environment both locally and in the City. Darren grew up in Havering and has great knowledge of the borough and its community which helps him in his role here at the centre.
Lucy embarked her volunteering with Havering Volunteer Centre in June 2016. Lucy has many years of experience as a volunteer receptionist and was volunteering with HAVCO before their closure. Lucy was instrumental in formalising our reception guidance notes for new volunteers which everyone finds very valuable. Lucy plays a vital role in ensuring the brokerage appointments are confirmed, which maximises our service delivery.
Daniel joined us in June 2016 to input all our referral contacts on to our spreadsheets. Daniel was a volunteer with HAVCO and could not wait to join us here after their closure. He is a wizard on the keyboard and keeps our records up to date. Daniel’s entry skills are second to none.
Sherron joined us in December 2016 as a volunteer bookkeeper bringing with her 24 years’ worth of knowledge and experience. She helps to keep us on track with project finances and day to day cash flow and ledgering. Sherron is also employed by a finance company but still manages to dedicate time each week to volunteer with HVC.
Volunteer Domestic Goddess
Veda joined Havering Volunteer Centre in August 2016 and has really helped keep us neat and tidy. Veda is meticulous and gives every room in our building the once over. Her dedication to us is incredible.
Tatyana is our design IT expert and creates our promotional material such as leaflets, flyers and posters. Tatyana was previously volunteering with HAVCO and has recently joined the team at HVC. Tatyana has an extensive knowledge and passion for art and creativity and brings this enthusiasm to the Volunteer Centre. You can see Tatyana’s talents on display in our office and at our outreach site and pick up a leaflet or poster she has help create.
Mary has been a volunteer for 4 years and was previously employed by HAVCO as a Volunteer Broker until they closed last year. Since February 2016 we are very pleased to have Mary back with the new Volunteer Centre helping with the matching of volunteers to opportunities in the borough. Everyone who meets Mary is greeted by her warm and friendly personality. Mary brings with her extensive knowledge of volunteer brokerage and of her many years herself being a volunteer makes her perfect for her role with us at HVC. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, contact us today and we can make an appointment for your to meet Mary and discuss your options.
Kelly joined HVC in August 2017 as a volunteer broker bringing with her a wealth of customer focused experience having worked at some of London’s biggest railway stations. Kelly is currently studying at adult college to broaden her horizons with the hopes of empowering those struggling with mental health conditions. Her experience brings valuable resources to her role as a volunteer broker.
Warren launched his volunteering journey with us in November 2016 as one of our lead receptionists. Warren has a vast experience working in the mortgage industry and brings with him a welcoming, warm and approachable manner to his volunteering role. Since joining us he has become instrumental in training new receptionists, making them feel comfortable sharing his knowledge and providing them with the precise experience to begin their volunteering journey.
Media & Marketing Volunteer
Alfie joined the team in September 2016 to provide much needed media and marketing support. He has been instrumental at keeping our website current; assisting with the layout, producing flyers and posters. He has used his design techniques to produce some amazing pieces of artwork for us.
Volunteer Admin Support
Julie joined Havering Volunteer Centre in July 2016 as a volunteer admin assistant. Julie comes with a wealth of volunteering experience having volunteered for HAVCO for many years, SSAFA and the ultimate legacy a “London 2012 Olympic Ambassador”. Julie has many years of admin experience, excellent proof reading and brings her skills to the centre.
Volunteer Admin Support
Jessila joined Havering Volunteer Centre in January 2017 with a wealth of volunteering experience with other organisations in IT based roles. Jessila has easily settled into the routine here and is part of the team. She is very methodical and target driven, given a goal and she exceeds this every time. She assists us with our follow up procedures and helps us keep track of our volunteer placements.
Volunteer Domestic God
Charles joined us in July 2017 and is a real whizz with the hoover, his keen eye for detail means no corner is left untouched, keeping the centre clean and presentable for its visitors.