Published date: 9 August 2023
If you are feeling lonely, isolated or need help building new social connections, you can access support through the Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme.
What is the Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme?
The Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme is a free program that can connect you with an ongoing volunteer visitor in your area.
If you’d like to take part, you will be matched with a volunteer who will visit you regularly. This connection can provide companionship and friendship and help to improve your quality of life.
Who is eligible to take part?
Regular visits are available to anyone who receives government-funded:
- residential aged care, or a
- Home Care Package.
This includes people who are approved and waiting for an aged care home or in the National Priority System for a Home Care Package.
To learn more about the Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme visit the Department of Health and Aged Care website.
You can also:
- read about requesting a volunteer visit or becoming a volunteer
- contact the Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme network member in your state or territory
- read a story about how the Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme creates lifelong friendships.
Last updated date: 20 February 2024
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