We know that people living with dementia experience lower levels of social engagement, inclusion and connectedness within their communities. For a person who is unable to communicate there is even greater risk of social isolation and loneliness. Our volunteer visitors help elderly residents to stay connected to the community through regular social visits.
Central Bayside Community Health Services (CBCHS) is a not-for-profit organisation providing a wide range of services to support healthy living, general wellbeing and social connection in our community. Our purpose is to enhance the health and wellbeing of individuals through innovative, responsive services delivered in partnership with our community.
The Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) is a Government funded program that matches a volunteer visitor with a lonely or isolated person living in an aged care facility or in their own home.
We are currently seeking the help of special people who would be willing to make short regular visits to a lonely older person living with dementia who may have limited communication. Suggested activities may include reading to the person, holding their hand or playing their favourite music.
Volunteering can be an extremely rewarding experience for everyone involved. If you would like to make a real difference to the life of an older person and you can commit to fortnightly visits for at least 12months we would love to hear from you!
We provide ongoing training and support to all our volunteers. Apply now or learn more about the Community Visitor Scheme clicking the link below:
Apply for CVS
Our recruitment process is flexible to cater to current restrictions so don't delay! Join now and play a vital role in improving the quality of life of the person you visit through ongoing companionship!
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