Volunteering

 

A HELPING HAND Our volunteers are vital to the work we do.  If you’d like to volunteer and be part of our team, please get in touch.  Can you help us in any of these areas?

  • Office admin support
  • Fundraising
  • Lunch club
  • Marketing
  • The 4H community garden project

Did you know that ‘the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your communityThe right match can help you to reduce stress, find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Giving to others can also help protect your mental and physical health’ See more

Please get in touch if you would like to help. Even just an hour or two a week can make a difference.

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  and any other technical issues that we face. 

 

 

VERONICA CLOUGHERTY, Reception Volunteer
2016_Xmas_214Veronica volunteers with us on Monday and Friday afternoons. 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 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 four years. She speaks French and German and brings invaluable IT skills to our admin support.  We really appreciate her IT top tips! She also volunteers at the Cancer Research charity shop on Upper Street whenever she can.

TSGHI GEBREGZIABHER, Lunch Club Volunteer

Tsghi originally came from Eritrea and has lived in Hackney for over 15 years.  She is in her second year of training in Health and Social Care at City and Islington College. She likes cooking, reading, walking and travelling and has enjoyed visiting France, Norway and Sweden. In her spare time she helps an elderly Eritrean friend with translating and shopping and a blind friend with his GP visits and reading letters.

DAMARIS MAGOGA, Lunch Club Volunteer Damaris

Damaris is originally from Brazil and has been living in Islington for over 30 years and loves it. Her background is in journalism and the charity sector. She first came across the lunch club a few years ago while accompanying a local member. She now volunteer at Lunch Club on Fridays helping with the bus run, serving tea and lunch and making sure our members are comfortable and happy.

Damaris enjoys gardening, cooking, listening to music and swimming in open spaces. Her main interest is in Buddhist philosophy.

 JOHN MORAN, Lunch Club Volunteer

John

John was born in Dublin and has been living in North London for several years.  He has been helping at lunch club since 2014 and is lead volunteer with our Over 55s Men’s Social club.  He feels the voluntary sector, and community-based work, is of real importance.  He feels he has a good rapport with the elderly and enjoys working with them. John says ‘I think Whittington Park Community Centre is a great resource for the local area’

 

PANG STEVENS, Lunch Club volunteer
Pang runs the popular ‘Real Thai Massage & Nail Stylist’ salon on Holloway Road.  Once a fortnight she gives up one of one days off to give Over 60s lunch club members a free manicure and nail polish. Both our male and female lunch club members love their manicure and nail polish treat and we really appreciate her giving up her one of her precious days off to donate her skills and care to our lunch club.

JULIEN SCHWARTZMANN


FARHIYA SAID, Lunch Club Volunteer
Farhiya is originally from Somalia but came to the UK from Kenya.  She lives locally in
Seven Sisters Road and is the proud mum of 5 children aged from 2 to 16.  Her two oldest sons are at Westminster School and the oldest wants to train as a doctor.  She loves working with older people.  We really value her help on Tuesdays when lunch club is busy with members queuing up for Pang’s nail polish treat.


GEORGE MAYFIELD, Social Media and Marketing Volunteer 
George Mayfield

George used to cycle past WPCA on his way to work and noticed all the activities posted on our fence.   He wanted to feel more connected to the local community so get in touch. He has made the video showing classes and activities that take place at the centre and  how we make a difference. When he’s not working as a Digital Marketer he likes doing parkour, cliff diving, DJing, photography and film making.

 

 

Swain Profile PictureSTEPHEN SWAIN, Photography Volunteer

We are delighted to have Stephen’s services as a professional photographer for our
community events such as the our Over 60s Christmas Lunch and the Big Day Out.
When he’s not photographing weddings and functions he enjoys street photography for fun and watching films – he tries to watch as many as he can both at home and at the cinema!

 

STEVEN WINTER, Lunch Club P1070649Volunteer
Steven accompanies Roger, who lives round the corner, to lunch club most days of the week. He worked as a photographer for many years, specializing in equestrian events including show jumping, cross country and point to point.  He’s fascinated by light houses and did a three month tour of lighthouses in Britain.

KATYA LUKINA, Social Media and Marketing Volunteer
Katya is a final year French student at UCL and is living nearby.
She got in touch because she wanted to engage with the local community and also learn new
skills.  We’re delighted that she’s set up a Facebook page for us and helps to keep it up to date.
Her interests include snow sports and going to see new bands.

 

 

 

 

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