Community Visitors Scheme

Community Visitors Scheme

Supporting the community through companionship

Everyone needs the opportunity to meet people, have companionship, be acknowledged and share laughter. Having good social connections is vital for all aspects of a person’s health, especially as we age.

Lifeline WA’s Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) is helping to improve the social and mental wellbeing of lonely and isolated older people in our community. The CVS is a program funded by the Australian Government to match those in Residential Aged Care facilities or in their own homes receiving a Home Care Package, who have little or no contact with family or friends, with a volunteer visitor for companionship.

Would you like a companion visitor?

Clients can contact us direct, be referred by their family, health or home care service provider or aged care facility. Tell us your hobbies, interests and cultural background and we’ll carefully match you with a likeminded volunteer to visit you who speaks your language and enjoys doing similar things to you.

To register with the program, please email or call 9261 4444 for an information pack.

Become a volunteer

You can make a difference in someone’s life by joining the volunteer team for Lifeline WA’s Community Visitors Scheme. Simply by spending time with someone, playing a game, reminiscing, sharing a cup of tea or a walk around the neighbourhood, you’ll be bringing companionship to people who have little or no contact with family or friends, enhancing their health and happiness.

If you’re 18 years or over, ideally visiting once a week, you can expect a long term fulfilling relationship with an older person in your community. Share your skills, meet other volunteers and have the satisfaction of helping others.

Training and National Police Clearance will be provided.

For volunteer enquiries, simply email or call 9261 4444 for an information pack.

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