Community Focus: Havco

Havco is a support organisation for voluntary and community groups in Havering, offering the services of a CVS and Volunteer Centre. One of our newest initiatives is the ;

‘Activate Havering' Volunteer programme to galvanise the community into action!

Have you ever:

  • Bemoaned a lack of community spirit in your neighbourhood?

  • Been enraged by a sea of litter or untended community spaces?

  • Wondered how elderly people in Havering cope when snow and ice hits the borough?

There are lots of residents in our community who care about others and would like to help but perhaps don't know where to make a start!

This year, join Havco Volunteer Centre's new ‘Activate Havering' Community Volunteering Project!

Through this project we aim to:

  • Provide opportunities to the older generations (50+) to make the most of their valuable skills and wisdom to assist the community, to promote active aging, provide fun social opportunities and inspire and support young people!

  • Offer fun, flexible opportunities to be at the heart of community events like the Town Show, Sporting events, community clean-ups and seasonal celebrations!

  • Assist volunteers in becoming community leaders and having their say in community developments!

Ways you can get involved with Activate!

Join the Community Clean-Up Crew! Our lovely team of local heroes will be sweeping the borough (pun intended) with their brooms, litter pickers and shovels to tidy up and have some fun with guerrilla gardening! Our first Clean-Up event in ElmPark, was a huge success, made a huge visible difference and was a really fun sociable community get together! Thank you guys, you did a great job!

Assist elderly residents during the next ‘Big Freeze'! We are now recruiting ‘Cold Weather Befrienders' to provide practical assistance to elderly people who may be able to get about normally, but who are vulnerable in icy and snowy conditions. This is a great opportunity to really make an active difference to other residents lives and Havco will provide free training and support! To find out more follow this link:

Get in touch! Please contact Sarah Huckerby-Long for any further information or to answer your questions!

Contact me:

Call us: 01708 742881

Havco Association of Voluntary and Community Organisations

19/21 Eastern Road