The Community Visitors Scheme, or CVS, is an Australian government–funded program established to promote links between people living in an aged care home or in their own homes and the wider community. Lutheran Care is funded to recruit, train and support volunteers to visit older people in the following areas:
Lutheran Care has been continuously funded to deliver the Community Visitors Scheme in South Australia since December 1991.
Volunteers visit elderly people living in aged care facilities or in their homes. The elderly person must be registered for a Commonwealth Government Home Care Package to be eligible for a visitor.
A Community Visitor is matched with an older person and visits them regularly, usually for an hour once a fortnight.
There are so many activities that will make your visit a rewarding experience. From just talking or reading, to playing cards, having a coffee, helping with craft activities or even picking footy tips. It’s up to you!
We currently have vacancies for both volunteer visitors and elderly participants who would like to receive a visitor.
To apply to become a volunteer visitor, fill in an online application here. Or for more information, please get in touch with our team via the contact details below.
For more information about the Community Visitors Scheme