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Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS)


Funded by the Australian Government, the main objective of ACVVS is to help reduce loneliness and isolation of older people living in our communities. A volunteer is matched to an older person and visits them fortnightly to provide companionship and friendship. To learn more about ACVVS click here or visit the Department of Health and Aged Care website.

Eligibility to receive ACVVS

ACVVS is available to recipients receiving or waitlisted for:

  • Subsidised residential aged care services
  • Home care packages

Ineligibility to receive ACVVS

ACVVS is not available to:

  • Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) recipients who have not been approved or wait listed for residential care or home care packages
  • People who are not receiving Australian Government subsidised residential aged care services or home care packages

Referrals & Getting Involved

Anyone can refer an eligible care recipient to ACVVS. The recipients of ACVVS can self-refer, or may be identified through the Aged Care Assessment, Aged Care Specialist Officers, Care Finders, by their aged care provider, a family member or friend.

Do you know someone who could benefit from our ACVVS Program?

Make a referral


Would you like to volunteer with our ACVVS Program?

Become an ACVVS Volunteer

Please direct any questions about Volunteering, or the Meridian ACVVS Program to our Volunteering and Engagement Coordinator:

Shane Vincent (he/him)
02 6257 2855
[email protected] 

Would you like to see the positive impact ACVVS is having on our communities? Please visit our ACVVS Video Library below to hear some heartwarming stories from ACVVS volunteers and recipients.