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Refer an older person for visits

The Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS) supports regular in-person volunteer visits to give friendship and companionship to older people in your community.

Published: 24 May 2024
  • national
  • 24 May 2024
  • Australian Government

During a visit a volunteer and older person can do anything they both feel like doing, so why not:

  • enjoy a chat over a cup of tea

  • take a walk

  • work on a joint hobby together

Anyone can refer an older person to be matched with a volunteer visitor, including their aged care service provider, family and friends, or they can refer themselves.

To be eligible, an older person must be receiving government-funded residential aged care or a Home Care Package. This includes care recipients approved or on the National Priority System and excludes those with a Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).

If you know someone who could benefit from companionship, or to find out more go to the website below.