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
- 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:
- 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 Community@dover.gov.uk.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report a problem
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