The Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) is a Government funded program that matches a volunteer visitor with an isolated person living in an aged care facility or in their own home. The Volunteer and resident are matched according to similar interests or background. The visits are regular, either weekly or fortnightly and purely social, with the intention of developing an ongoing friendship and social connectedness. Volunteers in the program commit to at least 12 months.
At a time when social isolation can be felt by us all, the challenge can be even greater for those in our community who are most vulnerable. Even if we can’t visit in person, a phone call or video chat can make all the difference.
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.
Do you speak a second language? We have residents who would love to be matched with a volunteer they can chat to in their first language. Volunteering can be an extremely rewarding experience for everyone involved. If you would like to make a real difference in the life of an older person in your community and can spare an hour per fortnight to visit a resident in the Kingston/Bayside area, 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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