Volunteering for Abbeyfield
VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR ABBEYFIELD
charity No. 232531
a Not-for-Profit, Volunteer-led, Local Organisation Providing Companionable
Housing for the Elderly. Founded by Fareham volunteers in November 1963.
Society runs two houses in Fareham, each providing a comfortable, caring place
to live for the active elderly. Abbeyfield houses are not 'nursing' or 'residential'
homes - the aim is to provide a 'family' home for 7 or 8 elderly, reasonably
fit, folk who would otherwise live alone.
staff are employed to run the houses and to handle administration and day-to-day
operations. Our paid staff are supported and managed by volunteers - it is only
because of this that we are able to offer economical companionable housing for
the independent elderly.
Society is run by its Trustees, who are the Directors, and who form the Executive
Committee which manages the Society.
Executive Committee controls budgets, decides strategy, sets policy and makes
all the major decisions and so on.
Help Us Run Abbeyfield Fareham
We seek more Volunteers from the
local community, who can give a little time and concern to help our houses in
Fareham run smoothly.
Volunteers are needed who can offer
time, professional experience or just friendship
The roles provide an interesting mix
of organisational or 'doing' matters - or just meeting people. We would welcome
ladies or gentlemen who could contribute to
overall Executive Committee (which decides how the Society is run, budgets,
strategy and so on)
We need general members for this. Also
we would welcome people with specialised helpful backgrounds such as
- Someone to look after Press and
Publicity - making sure people know about Abbeyfield Fareham and what it offers
- Someone to help us maintain our
quality and procedures (for example someone
experienced in Standards (BS5750 and the like)).
- Someone to lead our Building Maintenance
Committee (to watch over our buildings - eg: Check maintenance needs, organise
repairmen etc. Help plan improvement projects). (A background in building,
electrics or similar would be useful)
Our 'House Management Committee'
- The aim is to ensure a pleasant environment, monitoring things such as
facilities, safety, changes, needs, etc Involves regular contact with the residents,
and the housekeepers and staff, for early discussion of any problems and solutions
Become a 'House Visitor' (visit
and act as friends to our Residents) A good way of starting.
Join our League of Friends (who do
things like organising events and outings)
Being a Volunteer with Abbeyfield Fareham
would only involve a little time. Even just 2 or 4 hours a month, to visit at
a mutually convenient time and/or attend a regular meeting every month or two.
The houses are conveniently located in East Street. It will give you the chance
to meet people, help make life a bit better for them. Your time on any of the
above could be of great help.
Email us at
or telephone our Chairman,
Mr Roy Taylor, on 01329 (Fareham) 236 601
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