Volunteers are integral to our Homes, They dedicate their own time to offer support and friendship to those who have chosen to live with us. Whether they are assisting to organise activities and events, or simply popping in for a cup of tea and a gossip, these Volunteers help to make Abbeyfield homes what they are – stimulating and warm environments. Younger faces offer varied conversation, listening to Residents experiences and telling their own stories. There may also be people from your local community that come in to share news and stories. If you are interested in being a volunteer with us please complete the online application and we will get back to you shortly. For more information on volunteering with Abbeyfield see the Abbeyfield website
"I volunteer at Abbeyfields because it's lovely to meet new people and help out where you can. It's great experience for my future and I really enjoy it. As a Health & Social Care student it helps me to look into different environments and helps me to decide what sort of career I would like to do."
"It's a lovely feeling to give to others, bring sunshine to people's lives. I enjoy creative tasks so it's rewarding to help the elderly with these. I've also enjoyed the music and movement sessions and compiled a CD for the Residents. Abbeyfield has a warm atmosphere to it, something which so many homes could learn from."
Being a volunteer in the Abbeyfield is my best experience ever in Loughborough. During the several months, I enjoyed the love from all residents, staff and other volunteers. And as a foreign student, I felt just like I was not far from my home because of the love they gave to me. I would like to thank the residents for sharing their stories to me and giving me the opportunity to introduce my country and my life to them. Now, I have to return home and continue my career in my country, but I will remember every coffee morning and every game time we spent together, and keep these precious memories deep in my heart. Love you all in the May Mills House! Hope more volunteers come to the Abbeyfield. The residents need you, and I promise that you will never regret such an amazing experience in your life.
"I have been volunteering at Abbeyfield for a few months now. I have been helping out with various activities with the Residents. I am really enjoying my time here as Abbeyfield is a lovely place to be involved with."
“After my husband died I felt I wanted to do something useful, so befriending was an ideal solution. I love inter-acting with the elderly, they have such diverse backgrounds and such a lot to offer society in general.”