We welcome committee members who would enjoy helping our residents who are aged between 65-92 to live independently with minimal assistance. Various committee roles are available, depending on your interest and abilities.
Abbeyfield is managed by a volunteer committee, helping keep rent affordable for residents. Abbeyfield residents (12 or 14 per house) live in shared accommodation with their own studio units, encouraged to be independent in their daily lives and have a "live-in" housekeeper who cooks midday and evening meals. Breakfast needs are supplied. The house offers vegetable gardens and an orchard as well as flower gardens. Some still drive, some use a motor scooter. Committee members help to maintain the safety, security and wellbeing of the residents and maintain the house. House Committee meetings are usually monthly in the evening.
Empathy with older people, knowledge of the not for profit sector, manage budgets.
Attend monthly meetings, in the evening.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.
Committee & Board
Applicants for this role are required to undergo Police vetting.
You can find out more about this process on the Police website:
This role involves working with money.