Our Volunteers


A HELPING HAND Our volunteers are vital to the work we do and are an important part of our Centre. Meet some of our lovely volunteers below, and if you’d like volunteer and be part of our team, please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!  

Along with getting satisfaction from the role and knowing that I provide support to the team, I gain companionship, friendship and a sense of belonging in the community.
Veronica, Reception Volunteer


Contact: Ann Mason, Centre Manager, by phone on 0207 272 1847 or email at ann@whittingtonpca.org.uk .


PIERS AITMAN, Website Volunteer

Piers is a local dad and regular customer of our community cafe.  He has over 15 years’ experience designing and developing all kinds of digital media.  Recent clients include the “International Institute for Environment and Development” and “The London Design Agency. ” Piers helps us when problems arise with our website, such as editing WordPress templates and any other technical issues that we face. 


HARRY STEVENS, Café Volunteer

Harry is volunteering with our café manager Sandra every Friday. He is studying catering at college and one day hopes to open his own restaurant.



VERONICA CLOUGHERTY, Reception Volunteer


Veronica has been volunteering with us on Monday and Friday afternoons for the last two years. She used to work as a receptionist at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and the Iraqi Petroleum Company and gives a warm welcome at reception to all our visitors.

She also calls the lunch club members who are not able to get to us because of ill health to have a chat and to remind regular members about up and coming events, outings and activities.

EMILIE GAGNE, Reception Volunteer

Emilie has been living in Highbury for over 2 years. In addition to assisting WPCA’s team with reception and internal projects, she volunteers at the Cancer Research charity shop on Upper Street whenever she can.


 JOHN MORAN, Lunch Club Volunteer

John was born in Dublin and has been living in North London for several years.  He has been helping at the lunch club since 2014.  He feels the voluntary sector, and community-based work is of real importance.  He also feels like he has a good rapport with the elderly and enjoys working with them. He thinks that Whittington Park Community Centre is a great resource for the local area.  



SEMI EREN, Lunch Club Volunteerrsz_semi

Semi has helped with our Over 60s Lunch Club outings and Christmas lunches since 2015. With John, she is now part of our team of regular Lunch Club volunteers.  She likes being ‘hands on’ and getting to know the lunch club members and hearing their life stories.  She loves literature and discussing books and writers.


PANG STEVENS, Lunch Club volunteerpang-nail-polish

Pang runs the popular ‘Real Thai Massage & Nail Stylist’ salon on Holloway Road.  On her day off she comes to WPCA’s Over 60s lunch club to treat members to a free fortnightly manicure and nail polish. Both our male and female lunch club members love the experience and we feel very lucky to have her lovely presence and skills.

ROGER WATTS, Lunch Club Volunteer

Roger lives around the corner from WPCA and originally came as a lunch club member.  Last year he joined our team of volunteers as an invaluable lunch club volunteer helping to serve lunch and clear away afterwards.  He loves dancing, music and nature.  He used to travel the world when he worked for
P & O cruise ships for 30 years, before working as a road sweeper for Camden Council.



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