Community Visitors Scheme
The Community Visitors Scheme matches up volunteer visitors with socially or culturally isolated residents living in residential care facilities.
The Community Visitors Scheme (CSV) is an Australian Federal Government initiative. It is a free service that 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 residents living in Australian Government subsidised residential care facilities in the Cities of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, Burnside or Campbelltown.
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.
To be eligible to receive the CVS:
- residents must be living in an Australian government subsidised residential care facility
- the residential care facility must be in the Cities of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, Burnside or Campbelltown.
- residents must be culturally or socially isolated.
How to make a referral
To enquire about referring someone you know to this service, contact the CVS Coordinator on 08 8366 4606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer as a Community 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.
For more information about CVS, visit: SA Community Visitors Scheme