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?
Would you like to volunteer with our ACVVS Program?