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Gardening Help


Abbeyfield House - Queenstown


Practical Help





Abbeyfield is a registered charity within the social housing sector that offers independent living for the young at heart. This property is a home, and provides an environment support and companionship for all residents.

They have lovely landscaping around the building, as well as a veggie garden and hothouse. They need help with mowing the lawns in the summer months and assisting one of the residents in building a garden shed. All materials are available on-site.

This would suit someone who:

  • Enjoys working in the garden
  • Has an interest and experience in DIY
  • Has an interest in enhancing the quality of life for seniors

When you volunteer here you will:

  • Be offered refreshments
  • Enjoy conversation with residents and staff
  • Get satisfaction from beautifying our property

Once you have expressed an interest in the role, you'll be asked to come in for a chat and have a look around the property, and given an orientation of the work that needs to be done.


  • Have a can-do attitude
  • Enjoy interacting with residents
  • Enjoy gardening/DIY
  • Aged 16y +

Time commitment

  • Mowing the lawns takes about 2 hours and can be done on any day depending on your availability. Needed once a week in summer.
  • Building the garden shed can be a 1-day project, if done by a small group- but this is flexible based on your availability.

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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