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Voluntary Sector

Ashford has more than 850 organisations providing over £150 million pounds worth of services each year, with more than 12,000 people volunteering at least once each month.

Most organisations are charities, some employ specialists, but many are informal volunteer based groups employing over 3,000 full and part time workers.

In Ashford, the main organisations are Community Action South East Kent  and Ashford & District Volunteer Centre

The sector covers a wide range of activities.

  • Advice and support for vulnerable people
  • Services for the disabled and older people
  • Protecting and enhancing our environment and rural areas
  • Sport and leisure activities
  • Mediation and counselling
  • Looking after heritage sites and museums
  • Activities & services for children and young people
  • Community groups and forums
  • Faith groups
  • Black and minority ethnic support
  • Health & social care services
  • Managing leisure & community facilities

For more information contact Simon Bannister on 01233 330474,  email or view the Summary Leaflet.