< All Roles

Fundraiser Extraordinaire


Abbeyfield Wanaka







Abbeyfield was established in Aotearoa in 1992 and its housing model is tried and tested internationally. There are currently 14 Abbeyfield houses in New Zealand providing a home to 161 residents. Abbeyfield houses are also an affordable option for people with limited assets and income.

There are many people whose housing options in retirement are limited in Wanaka. In a 2023 survey of over 65s in Wanaka a definite need was
proven. So, in late 2023 a steering committee of five was established. They are now seeking someone to help with the next stage – raising funds to build the house.

The other five members of the committee work in the following areas:

  • Communication
  • Affordable Housing Development
  • Local Council Representative
  • Qualified Social worker (Elderly specialist)
  • Qualified Nurse with Care Home experience
  • Researcher in later life and wellbeing.

As a fundraiser you will have the vision and skills to generate the funds to get the house built. The role entails:

  • Organising fundraising events
  • Being responsible for the bank account all funds raised go into
  • Attending steering group meetings (roughly once a month)
  • The whole project will take 3-4 years so forward planning will be important
  • Working with other volunteers at events to ensure a successful result

This role will be pivotal in achieving the project goals. The impact this will have on the community of Wanaka will be both immediate, and long lasting, creating a key resource for local elderly people.


  • Organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Someone with or able to develop local partnerships to help with fundraising efforts
  • Event planning skills
  • Someone who enjoys working with a team towards a long term goal

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment

1 monthly meeting with the whole committee. T he meetings are held on a Tuesday or Thursday once a month at 10am or 2pm for approx 75 minutes.
Work from home/in the community as you deem required.

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.

Ref: 2589

Apply for this role:


Demographic information:
Used anonymously for statistics to demonstrate our impact to funders.
Other information (optional):
In applying for this position I confirm that I have read the requirements of the position and believe I have the skills and attributes required to carry out this role safely and effectively.