Older people have the right to live independently, in safety and with dignity. As a volunteer you can provide friendship and support to an older person in your local area.
Regular visits by volunteers enhance the quality of life of participants by providing them with companionship and friendship. Volunteers change the routine and isolation that some people face daily in their homes. By befriending an older person you have the chance to make a difference to their lives, and your own.
Spending time reading and talking with older and vulnerable people can improve their memory and wellbeing. We know that by reducing isolation through mutual support networks and encouraging active lives, older people’s health and wellbeing improves.
The Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) is a Commonwealth Government funded initiative which is being implemented and run by Anglicare. It is available to people who are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing social isolation due to social or cultural reasons or because of disability.
The CVS Program Coordinator will match a volunteer participant based on interests, hobbies, background and life experiences. The visits are one-on-one and relaxed and social in nature.
CVS volunteers work sensitively and positively with participants demonstrating respect and maintaining confidentiality.
CVS training begins March 4 2015. If you would like to volunteer or require more information contact:
Phone: (02) 8539 7022
Fax: (02) 9542 6811
Mobile: 0422 115 669
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com