Caring Altogether on Romney Marsh

A local charity reducing loneliness and isolation

working across Romney Marsh, Tenterden and parts of rural Ashford


Volunteering for CARM

CARM relies on an amazing band of volunteers to deliver services to those who need them. We currently have 160 volunteers supporting our services.

We are always in need of more volunteers and have various opportunities available – see below.

In return for giving some of your time you will be rewarded with:

  • The thought that you have helped make someone’s day
  • Being part of a great team
  • Training
  • New experiences and skills
  • Support from your co-ordinator
  • New friendships
  • Volunteer meetings
  • Volunteer thank you events - twice a year

If you have a little spare time and want to help improve the lives of others in your community, please complete that volunteer application for or call us on 01233 758122

We’d love to hear from you.

Thank you!

Support for our volunteers

We believe it’s important to support our volunteers. CARM’s workers are available for advice and information by telephone. Home visitors are offered one-to-one meeting once a year, and Volunteer Meetings take place regularly.

Our Memories Matter volunteers receive training in reminiscence work and then have regular meetings to give feedback and get support.

Our trustees (Management Committee) are also volunteers who give their time to manage the development and direction of CARM.

 Current Volunteering Opportunities

Befriending Volunteers - across both Romney Marsh and Tenterden areas

Want to make a lasting difference?

If you can spare just one hour a week you can make such a difference to someone who is lonely. We support housebound people who may be elderly, disabled or experiencing mental distress. We need volunteers who will visit for a chat and a cuppa.

"Why do I like being a volunteer? I feel privileged to be a visitor as I enjoy meeting people and it is often very humbling to learn about people's lives in times past. It is very rewarding when you visit someone to see the pleasure it gives them to have someone to talk and laugh with. People become friends not just clients. An altogether satisfying role to have.”

All volunteers require two references satisfactory to CARM’s requirements, in order to volunteer on behalf of CARM. The personal qualities we look for:

  • Non-judgmental
  • Friendly
  • Approachable
  • Good listener
  • Understanding of confidentiality
  • Trustworthy

Make a donation

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The word ‘loneliness’ expresses the pain of being alone


CARM (Caring Altogether on Romney Marsh) Sunflower House, Rolfe Lane, New Romney Kent TN28 8JR

Registered charity no. 1184552

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