Welcome to Calder Community Cares

We set up in March 2020 in reaction to the impact of the pandemic, we now look after over 450 people – most of whom are the elderly and the isolated in our valley. However, we are increasingly picking up and supporting families who are finding themselves falling into poverty, sometimes for the first time ever.

Our vision is to be a comprehensive volunteering organisation that can mobilise the time and the kindness of the wonderful people who live here and offer that to people who might benefit from a little bit of additional support.

Get involved

Getting involved is easy, just fill in the simple form using the link below. In a few days we will contact you to discuss what will work for you and to agree a plan together.


As a Community Friend we will listen carefully to you, look at your circumstances and match you up with one or more of our services. When you register with us, we will support and work with you for as long as you feel you need it and rest assured, we will keep your details safe and confidential.

As a Volunteer, you can feel good knowing you are making the lives of those who live in our community a little easier. You can offer as little or as much time as you wish, on an ad hoc basis or as a regular contribution at a time to suit you. Many of our volunteers comment that they have enjoyed meeting new people in this way and feel more grounded in their own community. You will be fully insured for any task you take on for us, you’ll be given guidance and training for any roles you undertake, and we can arrange a DBS check if it is required.

PS you can do both! Some of our community friends also volunteer, there are many opportunities that will open up for you.