What is it?
The Community Visitors Scheme is a national program that coordinates friendly volunteers to visit older people at risk of social isolatlon, in their own homes or in residential care. The visits are for about an hour each fortnight and can include sharing activities or interests, such a board games or movies, or just a cuppa and a chat.
The idea is to listen, make friends and celebrate life.
We run the CVS across metropolitan Adelaide, Adelaide Hills, Barossa, Mallee & Southern Region, Lower North, Riverland, Eyre Peninsula and the South East.
Can I be a Community Visitor?
To be a volunteer Community Visitor you must:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have access to transport
- Be available for one hour each fortnight
- Undergo an application and orientation process, and any required training
- Obtain police checks as directed
- Get a flu vaccination if visiting an aged.care residence.