Community Visitors Scheme

Community Visitors Scheme

The Community Visitors Scheme is a free 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 help staying connected to the wider community. This can happen whether living 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.

Participants of the scheme are people over 65 (50 for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander People) who are socially isolated or are at risk of social isolation or loneliness. Visits can be in aged care homes or in the home of someone who is receiving or is approved for a home care package.

There is no cost to participants of the Scheme.

People can be referred to the Scheme by anyone and could include;

  • Their aged care facility or package provider
  • A family member
  • A friend or neighbour
  • Self-referral

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 and can be accomplished in as little as one hour each fortnight.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in receiving or becoming a community visitor call us on 1300 132 932

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1300 132 932