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Maintainance Volunteer

Abbeyfield Wakatipu is a not-for-profit housing project for the over 55s in the Wakatipu. It provides purpose built affordable housing for independent older people. The house is managed by Abbeyfield Wakatipu Inc, a registered Charitable Trust and each resident participates in its management through regular discussions and as a member of the House Committee.

The Society was formally established in 2005 by a small band of dedicate volunteers, and after negotiations the QLDC gifted the site. Central Lakes Trust generously provided grant financing to build the house. In addition local service organisations and trusts contributed funds to help with its furnishing, and establishment of some of the landscaping and gardens.

Abbeyfield is run by volunteers and they need someone who can oversee maintenance. This person would need to keep an eye on the maintenance book, change lightbulbs, make minor repairs if possible and organise help from trades people as needed. Work is intermittent and shouldn't take more than a couple of hours per month.

They hope volunteers will gain satisfaction from seeing the landscaping improve due to their efforts and enjoy spending time volunteering in pleasant surroundings knowing there are offering their time to improve the lives and well-being of Abbeyfield’s residents. New skills can be gained as well as an gaining an insight into the supported housing project.


Organisation skills, preferably some trade skills, general handy-person skills. Would suit a friendly capable person who would enjoy working with elderly people in a lovely environment.

Time commitment

Flexible - a few hours a month.

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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