Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme
The Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme is an iniative by the Australian Federal Government and the Department of Health. QCCN has been a funded auspice in this program since it’s inception when it was known as the Community Visitors Scheme. The program matches Volunteer Visitors with older people in aged care homes – enabling friendships to evolve and reducing the chances of social isolation.
Becoming a Volunteer Visitor made easy
As little as one hour a fortnight is required where the Volunteer Visitor and older person meet and socialise with each other. We’ll work with you to identify the most convenient aged care home for you to visit – and match you with a resident with similar interests. QCCN is also able to match you with someone who speaks a specific language if required.
Simply register your interest and we’ll contact you to arrange an informal catch up. If successful, we’ll;
Why the Aged Care Volunteer Scheme
Just a small amount of your time can make a huge impact on someone living in residential care. This type of care can be a lonely experience for many people, for many reasons.
You might not know that;
Thousands of elderly Australians living in homes are enduring feelings of isolation, sadness and depression. But just a few hours of your time can greatly contribute to an older person’s happiness; help them feel connected and fulfilled. Imagine making a life-long friend; seeing their face light up when they see you. A small investment to you – a world of difference to them.
If you would like to apply to become a Volunteer Visitor, please email email@example.com