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Community Caretakers

Community Caretaker Scheme

Volunteer as a Community Caretaker, borrow equipment and help to make your local community become a better place.

What is a Community Caretaker?

A Community Caretaker is a volunteer who gives up their spare time to help the community.

Community Caretakers can help with anything which helps the local community, including:

  • litter picking
  • painting
  • planting
  • sweeping
  • repairs
  • clearing snow

Community Caretakers have access to community stores. A community store is a local unit holding tools, materials, equipment and protective clothing.

Once registered, Community Caretakers will receive a welcome pack containing a project guide and a map of the community stores.

Community Caretaker responsibilities

Your responsibility as a Community Caretaker includes assisting the community with local projects.  When a project has been submitted, you will be asked to follow 5 easy steps:

  1. Step 1
    Once a member of public has registered a project asking for the assistance we will contact all Community Caretakers local to the area. 
  • Step 2
    If you are contacted, you will receive a copy of the project brief, a risk assessment and contact details for the applicant. You will be asked if you would like to help. 
  • Step 3
    If you have decided to assist with the project, you will then be given access to your nearest community store and provided with a list of items you will need. 
  • Step 4
    Next, a start date will be confirmed with all parties and the work will be carried out. 
  • Step 5
    When the work is complete the organiser will fill out a short monitoring form and the project will be closed.  


Volunteer to become a Community Caretaker  

Registering your project

Register a large project  

Register a small project  


If you have any questions regarding the Community Caretaker process, please email  


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Changing details or unsubscribing

If you would like to amend your information or unlist yourself from the Community Caretakers register, please email


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