Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme

More than just making a difference

Council are addressing social isolation by supporting volunteers to enhance the wellbeing of older people in the community.

Older people deserve every opportunity to connect, however ageing can impose barriers that impact an individual’s social connections.

The Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS) is funded by The Australian Government and is a FREE service to those eligible.

Becoming an aged care volunteer visitor can be a rewarding and life-changing experience. By giving back to your community you are making a positive impact on the lives of those who need it.

 To learn more click APPLY TO VOLUNTEER below to start your volunteer journey.

APPLY TO VOLUNTEER

Could a volunteer visitor make a difference in your life?

Or do you know an older person in the community who would benefit from companionship and a friendly face?

Click the Request A Visitor button to see if you’re eligible to receive volunteer visits 

Request a Visitor

This program is available to anyone who receives government-subsidised residential aged care or Home Care Packages, including care recipients approved or on the National Priority System for residential and Home Care Packages (HCP).

Anyone can refer an eligible care recipient.

The recipients of ACVVS may referred through the Aged Care Assessment, Aged Care Specialist Officers, Care Finders, by their aged care provider, a family member or friend, or may have self-identified as a person who is socially isolated and would benefit from volunteer visits.

 

For more information, email our ACVVS team at VolunteerVisiting@mrsc.vic.gov.au or call (03) 5422 0333

 

Funded by the Australian Government.