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Abbeyfield Houses Society - Ottawa

Mysa Saad
Volunteer Coordinator
Abbeyfield Houses Society - Ottawa

425 Parkdale Avenue
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1Y 1H3

TEL: 613-729-4817


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Men; Seniors; Women

Abbeyfield House is a non-profit organization that provides accommodation for 10 independent older adults. Each local Abbeyfield Society is comprised of a group of caring volunteers that initiate, support and guide the operations of the Abbeyfield House. Imagine enjoying life with no chores to do, no worries about the house, and delicious home-cooked meals. And, can you imagine having all this for an affordable monthly fee? The Abbeyfield concept is a small community of retired older adults living at Abbeyfield House, enjoying life - companionship when they want it, privacy when they need it.

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you a retired or working individual looking for an exciting volunteer opportunity?

Abbeyfield Houses Society of Ottawa is a not-for-profit seniors’ residence affiliated with Abbeyfield International, with 1,100 houses in 25 countries worldwide.

The cleaner assists with necessary cleaning services in all common areas to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for the residents of the house in accordance with all health, safety and fire regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Tidy common areas including halls, entry ways, living room, dining room, activity room, short stay room and laundry room;
Disinfect commonly touched surfaces as instructed by the House Manager;
Sweep and wash ceramic or hardwood floors;
Vacuum carpets including the hallways, stairs, foyer, front office, kitchen, dining room, living room, laundry and activity room and laundry room on the lower level;
Dust all surfaces in public and common areas;
Clean public washroom on main level including cleaning toilet, hand basin and floor; ensuring that hand towels are clean and replaced regularly and that toilet paper is available;
Maintain cleanliness of outdoor entrances, verandas, reachable windows;
Clean elevator surfaces, inside and outside;
Collection of garbage through regular emptying of waste baskets, recycle bins in kitchen, laundry room and upper level; storing well bundled garbage/recyclables in outside shed;
Place garbage, recycle bins, and compost bins on front curb on scheduled pick-up days;
Assist in clean-up after meals including clearing plates, loading and unloading dishwasher, wiping down kitchen counters and sweeping floors.


Previous or relevant experience;
Knowledge of Health & Safety regulations;
Excellent interpersonal skills to interface with seniors in a caring and tactful manner;
Ability to take direction and to function in an organization operated by volunteers;
Cannot be currently working at any other seniors' residence or long-term care facility.

Location: 425 Parkdale Avenue
Deadline: Oct 31, 2020