Welcome To The Community Visitors Scheme (CVS)

Volunteers visiting older people.

The Community Visitors Scheme is an Australian Government initiative that provides friendly volunteers for older people who are at risk of loneliness or social isolation. There are times when people may need a little help to stay connected to the wider community. This can happen whether living alone in their own homes, or in Aged Care Facilities. Volunteer visitors bring conversation, news, new interest and friendship. Visitors may also bring a special connection through a shared language, life experience, or cultural understanding.

Volunteering as a Community Visitor can be a rewarding experience for both the visitor and the person they visit. Many great friendships have been kindled through the Community Visitors Scheme.

Request a volunteer to visit

Details of the Person Requiring the Visits

A Community Visitor is a volunteer who befriends an individual or small group of residents of an Australian Government subsidised Aged Care Facility, or a recipient of a Commonwealth Home Care Package.

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