Suite 106 114-116 Henry Street Penrith NSW 2750

Community Visitors Scheme

The Community Visitors Scheme provides volunteer visitors to residents of aged care homes who are at risk of isolation from the general community. Community visitors visit at least fortnightly and provide friendship and companionship. The scheme is funded by the Department of Health and Ageing. These funds are allocated for recruitment, training and the monitoring of the volunteer visitors.

The scheme is available to residents in both low and high care facilities and covers rural and remote areas as well as metropolitan areas. The aims are:-

  • To improve the quality of life of residents in nursing homes
  • To assist residents to maintain their independence
  • To enhance residents social contacts
  • To minimise residents isolation from the community.

Volunteers are asked to set aside some time each week/fortnight to visit someone in an  age care facility or to take them on an outing.

Volunteer visitors provide an important link between the residents and the wider community.

By sharing their time and interests, volunteers help older people to enjoy life more fully.

If you would like to become a Visitor or to find out more about the scheme, please contact the Co-ordinator on 4721 7042.

The Co-ordinator works on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between the hours of 9 a.m. to 2..00 p.m. There is an answering machine where the Co-ordinator will return your call or access via email address cvs@nvsi.org.au
 

 

For individual contact numbers please click into the links of each service:

Volunteer Referral Service | Nepean Neighbour Aid Service
Nepean Volunteer Support Program | Community Visitors Scheme