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Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme 

Providing Friendship and Companionship to Older People

Connecting seniors with volunteers to forge lasting friendships

Balwyn Evergreen has received Australian Government funding to match volunteer visitors with eligible seniors in both residential aged care and at home who are experiencing loneliness and social isolation across Eastern Melbourne.

The Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS) is a wonderful opportunity for us to help vulnerable members of the community and ease the burden of know social isolation, which can lead to poor health outcomes.

With regular visits, both volunteers and seniors can build meaningful connections and make a real difference in each other's lives.

How does the ACVVS work?

If you're in Melbourne's Eastern Suburbs then Balwyn Evergreen can help. The first step is to get in touch to see if the scheme is the right fit for you. Full training is provided along with ongoing support from our ACVVS Coordinator, Helen Anderson. We welcome enquiries from all backgrounds.

Become a friendly visiting volunteer

Be part of something great as a friendly home-visiting volunteer. This is a wonderful opportunity to help vulnerable members of the community, while also creating genuine connections and lasting friendships. 

Commitment

At least one visit a fortnight for a minimum of one year

How to get involved

  • Fill in an expression of interest, request a call back or fill in an application form

  • Complete our application process, which includes an interview, police check and training

  • Be matched with an eligible senior 

  • Start visiting your new friend

Be matched with a friendly volunteer

Would you or someone you know would enjoy the company of a friendly volunteer visitor? 

Perhaps you're feeling lonely or isolated and you'd like to make a new friend.

We can match you or your loved one with a like-minded volunteer who will visit you on a regular basis. The idea is the volunteer becomes a friend and you look forward to spending time together.

Eligibility

  • Recipients must be either on a Home Care Package (HCP)

  • or living in a government-funded aged care facility

To find out if you're eligible or to discuss this scheme further please get in touch.

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