The Community Visitors Scheme is a national program funded by the Australian Government. The service aims to enrich the quality of life of residents of aged care facilities who are socially isolated and lonely.
Those residents who usually don’t receive visits from family and would benefit from a friendly visitor and growing a friendship.
The Coordinator of Community Visitors Scheme oversees the program by providing induction and training; screening and matching; and ongoing support to the volunteer visitors.
A community visitor is matched with a resident and is expected to visit with them at least once a fortnight doing something together they both enjoy, like reading, gardening, catching up on the news and going for walks. Sharing time to make the resident feel better about themselves and enjoy life. They can also take the resident out, but this depends on the health of the resident.
Contact the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) Coordinator
Phone: 07 4774 0144
Fax: 07 4774 0909
1/43 Allambie Lane, Rasmussen QLD 4815