The Volunteer Network Centre was registered as a company limited by guarantee in 2001 following a feasibility study in which views of local organisations and volunteers were sought. There was strong support to establish a volunteering centre that would become the focal point of all activities. Funding was sought from SRB5 for development purposes.
We became operational in October 2002 and since then we have recruited thousands of volunteers and assisted and helped hundreds of local organisations. We are an active member of Greater London Volunteering, Volunteering England and Newham ChangeUp, plus we have collaborative working arrangements with local, regional and national organisations to provide a good quality service to people of Newham.