Volunteering for Abbeyfield is a rewarding way to spend your time.You will make great friends, help a great cause, and maybe even learn some new skills!
When you volunteer with Abbeyfield you become part of a world-wide organisation. Toronto hosted the 2008 International Conference where Abbeyfielders from 14 countries met to exchange ideas and plan for the future!
Volunteering falls under four basic categories, although if you feel you have different skills to offer, don't hesitate to get in touch - we are always eager to have more people on board!
National Board Member
Each Board member is responsible for considering and deciding upon all matters of Abbeyfield Canada policy, programs and expenditures. Members of the Board collectively exercise full authority over all aspects of Society operations.
If you have skills and experience in the non-profit sector and are willing to volunteer sufficient time to be involved in National Board meetings, committee meetings and Society affairs, please get in touch with National Office to get a details of the opportunities available.
Local Board Member or Committee Member
Each local society has their own specific requirements for board members, often depending on the development stage of the Abbeyfield House.Contact the local Society for more details of its work.
If you have skills in fundraising, governance, legal knowledge or a passion for organisation and a concern for seniors in your area, please contact your local society to find out about their needs.
Perhaps you want to be part of a smaller committee? Many societies are looking for people who are good with computers to help with their website or promotional materials.
If you cannot see a society in your area on the Societies’ page, but are interested in starting one, please visit our Forming a Society page or contact the National Office to find out more.
Fundraising is always a challenge both at a local and national level; if you have experience or ideas about reaching out to potential donors or government organisations to help finance Abbeyfield's work, please get in touch with either your local society, or the National Office.
Recreational and Social Volunteer
Local Houses and societies hold a variety of social events; open houses, barbeques, musical events - the list is endless!Each event needs people to help with the organisation, the invites, the decorations, the food and someone to provide a friendly smile to greet visitors.
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