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Community Visitors Scheme (CVS)
If you have a little spare time, would like to make a new friend or change someone's life for the better, talk to us today about volunteering in the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS). This friendship program is about linking volunteer visitors with people who live in aged care facilities throughout the Bundaberg and Burnett regions.
Our volunteers take great pride in becoming a regular friendly visitor and enriching the quality of life of these people. Perhaps you'll enjoy having 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. We ask that you are able to visit a minimum of once a fortnight and spend time doing what you both enjoy.
IMPACT's Community Visitors Scheme is a valuable community volunteering opportunity that has been improving the lives of our isolated aged for more than 22 years. Interested in volunteering? Volunteer opportunities are available in Bundaberg, Monto, Gayndah, Childers and Gin Gin.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What is a Community Visitors Service (CVS) volunteer visitor?
A volunteer visitor is a person who sets aside time, at least once a fortnight, to visit and befriend a resident of an Australian Government-subsidised aged care home or a person in their own home who is receiving a Home Care Package.
Who can be a volunteer visitor?
Anyone (preferably over the age of 18 years) who is willing to volunteer their time to provide friendship or companionship. People of many cultural and varied backgrounds are found in any community, including an aged care home; therefore, volunteer visitors from all backgrounds are important in providing companionship to those who would benefit from re-connecting with their culture or background.
How often should a volunteer visitor visit?
Visits should be regular (at least once a fortnight), although there may be instances where a volunteer visitor cannot visit each fortnight, for example due to illness or a holiday.
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This initiative is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health