Do you have time to support an older person and enrich their quality of life through a friendly visit or phone call?
The Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) provides friendship and companionship by matching clients and volunteers with similar interests and ideas. Visits include something both parties can enjoy such as having a cup of tea and a chat, listening to music, a walk or an outing – depending on the health and mobility of the person being visited. While face-to-face visits are preferred, during lockdown periods interactions could be via phone, video link or even by letter.
Visits are made once a week or fortnight on a fixed day and time. Clients live in an aged-care facility or in their own homes and are in receipt of a Home Care Package.
CVS volunteers provide a mutually rewarding service that allows them to engage with the community while making a real difference to their clients' lives. For the recipient, sharing time and interests with a volunteer can lead to enhanced motivation, confidence, independence and wellbeing.
Volunteers are an integral part of the Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury team, working with older persons sensitively, professionally and with dedication. Volunteers are recruited under strict guidelines and receive orientation, training and ongoing support. Petrol expenses are also reimbursed.
If you are interested in becoming a CVS volunteer, please call (02) 9498 8805 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download our volunteer flyer here.