It takes someone with a big heart to spend their time volunteering to help others.
And IMPACT Community Services’ Community Visitors Scheme is full of those people.
Recently the CVS held its annual celebration where dozens of volunteers were recognised for their contribution to the program and most importantly the lives they impact.
The Community Visitors Scheme is a friendship program linking volunteer visitors with people who are isolated at home or live-in aged care facilities throughout the Bundaberg and Burnett regions.
Having run for more than two decades, the program asks that you are able to visit a minimum of once a fortnight and spend time doing what you both enjoy.
Whether that be a game of cards, listening to music, playing a board game, taking a short walk outside, help to write letters, reminisce about days gone by or simply have a chat and a cuppa.
Simply having a presence can make the world of difference and ensure someone doesn’t feel isolated and alone.
Among the presentation were Certificates of Designation, 1 Year Certificates, a 5 Year presentation, two 20 Year milestones and one 25 Year award.
Those who attended the celebration were also treated to two live performances.
Barry Bishop sang two songs which captured the essence of friendship and togetherness which the program prompts.
While Melody the clown had just about everyone on their feet dancing before lunch was served.
For anyone thinking about volunteering, there are CVS opportunities available across the region in Bundaberg, Monto, Gayndah, Childers and Gin Gin.
Regardless of skill set, CVS love engaging with people with varied backgrounds and welcome all volunteers as valued members of our team.
Call our CVS coordinator Heather on 0448 035 891 or 07 4153 4233 to get involved.