The Lord-Lieutenant is appointed by The Queen to be Her personal representative in Kent. She is assisted by a Vice Lord-Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenants covering Kent and Medway.
The Lord-Lieutenant receives members of the Royal Family and visiting Heads of State on official visits to the county. The Lieutenancy’s role is to represent HM The Queen in Kent, with its unique history and culture, serve its people and see at firsthand the outstanding work being done across the county, particularly by volunteers.
A Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest honour that can be bestowed upon a volunteer group and is highly prized. The Lieutenancy assists and advises the Cabinet Office in the Awards and Honours process and maintains close links with the Armed Forces and reserves.
The Lord Lieutenant's Office is working in partnership with Volunteer Centres across Kent to help people connect with local volunteering opportunities.
Ashford Volunteer Centre is the lead Volunteer Centre in this partnership, in relation to the Kent Volunteers website and is co-ordinating the opportunities on this website