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Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme

A free service to help older people maintain social connection

Advocare delivers the Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS), a national program funded by the federal government.

Our volunteer program aims to connect volunteer visitors with older people who are socially isolated or lonely, and whose quality of life would be improved by positive engagement and companionship.

Volunteer visits are available to anyone receiving government-subsidised residential aged care or Home Care Packages, including people who are approved, and on a waitlist for residential care or home care packages.

One of our friendly volunteers can visit you in your home, or in an aged care facility and take part in activities with you like:

  • Having a cuppa and a chat
  • Listening to music
  • Playing card games
  • Going for walks
  • Telephone or video calls
  • Letter writing

All of our volunteers are fully vaccinated and have regular police checks.

Would you like to register to receive a volunteer visitor?  Call our friendly team on 08 9479 7566.

Want to volunteer as a volunteer visitor?  Click here for further information