Aged Care Volunteer Visitor Scheme
The Aged Care Volunteer Visitor Scheme matches up volunteer visitors with socially or culturally isolated older people to provide companionship.
The Aged Care Volunteer Visitor Scheme (ACVVS), formerly Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) was launched 1 July 2023. This page reflects the new look scheme.
The Aged Care Volunteer Visitor Scheme (ACVVS) is an Australian Federal Government initiative.
The ACVVS is a free service and aims to help establish and strengthen links between socially or culturally isolated older people and their local community.
How it works
Volunteer visitors are matched with an older person who is on a Home Care Package or living in a government-subsidised Aged Care Home that may be experiencing isolation and who would benefit by the companionship of a regular visitor.
Visits take place on a fortnightly or weekly basis at a mutually convenient time and can be:
- one visitor to a group
- more than one visitor to a group.
Visits can include the following activities:
- having a chat over a cup of coffee
- going for walks
- playing cards
- other activities of mutual interest.
Visits are available to residents living in the Cities of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, Burnside or Campbelltown who:
- receive government-subsidised residential aged care or Home Care Packages
- are culturally or socially isolated.
How to make a referral
To enquire about referring someone you know to this service, contact our Volunteer Visitor Scheme Coordinator on 08 8366 4606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hear the stories of community visitor participants and volunteers:
Volunteer as an Aged Care Volunteer Visitor
By befriending a person living in an aged care home, you have a chance to make a difference to their life, and potentially your own.
To make an enquiry, please contact our Volunteer Visitor Scheme Coordinator on 08 8366 4606 or email email@example.com