Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS)

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At IMPACT Community Services, we believe in the power of human connection to create a world of compassion and support for older Australians in aged care facilities. By becoming a volunteer visitor with the Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS), you have the opportunity to bring joy, laughter, and a sense of belonging to the lives of those who need it most.

Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS)

Are you looking for companionship and connection?

We understand that everyone longs for companionship and connection, and we want you to know that you are not alone. If you are seeking company, whether it be for a conversation, a shared activity, or simply a friendly presence, we want to extend a warm invitation to you.

At IMPACT Community Services, we believe in the power of human connection and the positive impact it can have on our lives. We have a dedicated team of volunteers who are ready to offer their time and companionship to brighten your day. Whether you are a senior in an aged care facility or someone who is experiencing social isolation, we are here for you.

We encourage you to reach out to us and let us know about your needs and preferences. Our volunteers are compassionate, understanding, and eager to engage in meaningful conversations, share stories, or participate in activities that bring joy and laughter. We want to create an environment where you feel valued, heard, and connected.

Volunteer today - feel great tomorrow!

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 Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS) formally 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 ACVVS is a valuable community volunteering opportunity that has been improving the lives of our isolated aged for more than 30 years.

What is the ACVVS?

The Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS) holds a special place in our hearts at IMPACT Community Services. It is an initiative funded by the Australian Government, designed to address the social and emotional needs of older Australians residing in aged care facilities. ACVVS connects dedicated volunteers with seniors who may be experiencing social isolation or loneliness.

Volunteer today with ACVVS!

The Power of Personal Connection

At IMPACT Community Services, we believe that personal connection can change lives. As a volunteer visitor, you have the extraordinary opportunity to brighten the lives of aged care residents through companionship and heartfelt conversations. Your visits create a world of warmth, comfort, and laughter, helping to alleviate the burden of isolation that our seniors may face.

Benefits of the ACVVS: Transforming Lives Together

The ACVVS brings a multitude of benefits to both the elderly individuals and the compassionate volunteers who join us on this meaningful journey:

  1. Companionship and Social Connection: Your presence as a volunteer visitor becomes a lifeline, bridging the gap between generations and fostering companionship and meaningful social connections.
  2. Mental and Emotional Wellbeing: By dedicating your time and genuine care, you contribute to the mental and emotional wellbeing of aged care residents, bringing smiles, happiness, and a sense of belonging into their lives.
  3. Enhanced Quality of Life: Through regular visits, you actively contribute to enhancing the overall quality of life for these individuals. Engaging in activities, sharing stories, or simply being present can make a remarkable difference.
  4. Community Engagement: The ACVVS promotes a vibrant and compassionate community by encouraging active participation from individuals like you. Together, we can create an inclusive society where everyone feels valued and connected.

Join the ACVVS: Make a Lasting Impact Today

Joining the ACVVS as a volunteer visitor is a truly rewarding experience that allows you to make a lasting impact on the lives of older Australians. Here's how you can get involved:

  1. Discover and Explore: Begin your journey by researching and familiarising yourself with the ACVVS.
  2. Connect with IMPACT: Reach out to IMPACT Community Services to express your heartfelt interest in becoming a volunteer visitor. We will provide you with detailed information and guide you through the application process.
  3. Application and Training: Complete the necessary application forms and participate in any required training or orientation sessions. We will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to make your visits meaningful and impactful.
  4. Embrace the Journey: Building Connections: Once approved, it's time to embark on this extraordinary journey. During your visits, engage in heartfelt conversations, participate in activities, or simply lend a compassionate ear. Your presence alone will brighten the day of these individuals, fostering lasting connections.

Interested in volunteering?

Volunteer opportunities are available in Bundaberg, Monto, Gayndah, Childers and Gin Gin. Get in touch today to see what exciting volunteer opportunities we have for you!

Call Heather on 0448 035 891 or 07 4153 4233

Get in touch today to see what exciting volunteer opportunities we have for you!

Volunteer today with ACVVS!

Get in touch

Get in touch with us for companionship and connection

Phone Heather: 0448 035 891
Phone IMPACT: 07 4153 4233
FREECALL: 1800 179 233


Volunteer with ACVVS!


Open 8am-5pm Mon. to Thurs.
Open 8am-4:30pm Fri.
Address: 108 Bargara Road, Bundaberg East

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