What is a Community Visitors Service (CVS) volunteer visitor?

A volunteer visitor is a person who sets aside time, at least once a fortnight, to visit and befriend a resident of an Australian Government-subsidised aged care home or a person in their own home who is receiving a Home Care Package.

Who can be a volunteer visitor?

Anyone (preferably over the age of 18 years) who is willing to volunteer their time to provide friendship or companionship. People of many cultural and varied backgrounds are found in any community, including an aged care home; therefore, volunteer visitors from all backgrounds are important in providing companionship to those who would benefit from re-connecting with their culture or background.

How often should a volunteer visitor visit?

Visits should be regular (at least once a fortnight), although there may be instances where a volunteer visitor cannot visit each fortnight, for example due to illness or a holiday.