Community Visitors Scheme
The Community Visitors Scheme (or CVS) across Australia recognises that most people want ‘someone special’ in their lives, and older people are no less interested in this idea than you, your family members, friends or workmates.
The Community Visitors Scheme matches volunteers on a ‘one on one’ basis with a person living in an aged care facility (also known as nursing homes or hostels). The volunteer then visits regularly. Through the relationship, which develops, the loneliness isolation is reduced in the older persons life.
The Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing funds the CVS. There are approximately 170 organisations that auspice the CVS and in excess of 5,500 volunteer visitors across Australia.
Who are Community Visitors?
Community Visitors come from all walks of life. They’re of all ages and genders.
Community Visitors are people who have a liking for the older members of our community and an interest in what can be shared together. They have a little spare time and are prepared to make a regular, ongoing commitment.