Be a Supporter – as a Volunteer or as a Trustee

Abbeyfield Oxford is a successful local charity that is well-known in the Oxford region. As well as having its own money to employ a number of staff,we are a registered charity and voluntary organisation, relying on the support, time and generosity of volunteers from the community. If you are interested in supporting the work of Abbeyfield Oxford, you can help in one of two ways – as a Volunteer or as one of our Trustees.

Become a Volunteer

As a charity, we rely greatly on the time and support given generously by our local volunteer supporters. They assist in many areas, such as:

  • visiting residents
  • providing companionship
  • health appointment
  • gardening
  • organising social events

It’s a great way to ‘put something back’ into the local community, use your spare time, make new friends, or use a skill or interest you have. You will be invited to take part in the many events and activities organised by the Society.

Become a Trustee

The overall affairs of the Abbeyfield Oxford Society are managed by a local team of volunteers who together form the Society’s Board of Trustees.

They are responsible for the planning and leadership of the Society, managing the upkeep of the House, looking after the interests of residents, financial management, and ensuring compliance with all appropriate regulations and legal requirements.

Following our policy to rotate membership of our trustee Board, we are always looking for new trustees.

Do you fancy the challenge? You would take a full part in the running of the Abbeyfield Oxford, including joining an active and friendly committee that meets every two months and overseeing a specific aspect of the running of the Society.

Each trustee is allocated a particular aspect of the Society – usually based on their professional skills and interests – to focus on and assist with.

Trustees sit as a Board six times a year and hold office for a term of up to four years. Each year a quarter of the Board must stand down or offer themselves for re-election at the Society’s Annual General Meeting.

IF YOU THINK YOU MIGHT LIKE TO HELP IN ANY OF THESE ROLES: Please get in touch with our Administrative Manager, Cathy Moss – details are on our Contact Page.