Volunteering with Abbeyfield
Volunteers are the lifeblood of Abbeyfield. Our founder Richard Carr-Gomm, our first ever volunteer, gave his time to help lonely and isolated older people. Today, over sixty years later, 4,500 volunteers continue his legacy, bringing their skills and personality to our houses and homes to ‘make time for older people’.
We welcome volunteers of all ages and abilities and have countless roles to suit the amount of time you can give. Volunteering roles include gardening, looking after pet hens, befriender, activities assistants, admin support and many more.
Volunteering Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Meet Nicola, a volunteer at Abbeyfield
We often refer to volunteers as ‘the lifeblood of Abbeyfield’ and when you meet people like Nicola, it’s easy to see why. Having volunteered with Abbeyfield for a number of years, we caught up with Nicola to find out about her role.