abbeyfield volunteerNational Volunteer Week (April 18-24) is a time to recognize the dedicated volunteers we have in Durham, Ontario This year’s theme, The Value of One, the Power of Many, highlights the impact individuals working together can have in our community, and at non-profit organizations like Abbeyfield seniors’ residences.

“West Grey is defined by its spirit of volunteerism,” said West Grey Mayor Christine Robinson. “National Volunteer Week is an excellent reminder of the value volunteers bring to their communities and the perfect opportunity to extend appreciation to, and acknowledgement of, their countless contributions”.

Abbeyfield homes are non-profit residences for seniors that provide affordable accommodation, good nutrition, and companionship. Each Abbeyfield location around the world follows a similar housing model that relies on local volunteers. In Ontario there are currently four Abbeyfield houses (Caledon, Durham, Ottawa and Toronto) and more are in development (Lakefield) .

“Abbeyfield’s Board is comprised of volunteers who dedicate their time and energies to making sure the residents’ needs are met and many times exceeded.” Shared Bruce and Sheri Maxted, family of a resident

Volunteers at Abbeyfield provide support in many ways including minor repairs and maintenance, photography, party planning, social media support, public relations, financial oversight, fundraising and so much more. Anyone interested in volunteering is encouraged to reach out online or by calling 519-369-1112.

source: media release, Abbeyfield Durham


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