About Us

The one-stop-shop for all things volunteering

The Lord Lieutenant’s Office is working in partnership with the Kent Volunteer Partnership to help people connect with local volunteering opportunities.

Lady Colgrain, the Lord-Lieutenant of Kent

Who is the Lord-Lieutenant?

The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Lady Colgrain, is His Majesty The King’s official representative in the county. Lady Colgrain 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 also assists and advises the Cabinet Office in the Awards and Honours process. The Lieutenancy’s role is to represent HM The King in Kent, with its unique history and culture, to serve its people and see first hand 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 is available to assist and guide those enquiring about this prestigious Award, so please get in touch with the Kent Lieutenancy Office if you would like more information on The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Kent Volunteer Partnership

The Kent Volunteer Partnership is funded by a grant from Kent County Council to develop volunteering across Kent. The grant has helped develop this website, run a survey about volunteering in Kent and develop the local volunteering offer across the county. For more information about the grant click here.

Lady Colgrain presents an award for excellence

“Helping someone is good, but you get so much personal reward as well – it makes you feel good too.”

A volunteer