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CVS Volunteering

Supporting the community through companionship

Everyone needs the opportunity to meet people, have companionship, be acknowledged and share laughter. Having good social connections is vital for all aspects of a person’s health, especially as we age.

Lifeline WA’s Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) is helping to improve the social and mental wellbeing of lonely and isolated older people in our community. The CVS is a program funded by the Australian Government to match those in Residential Aged Care facilities or in their own homes receiving a Home Care Package, who have little or no contact with family or friends, with a volunteer visitor for companionship.

Become a volunteer

You can make a difference in someone’s life by joining the volunteer team for Lifeline WA’s Community Visitors Scheme. Simply by spending time with someone, playing a game, reminiscing, sharing a cup of tea or a walk around the neighbourhood, you’ll be bringing companionship to people who have little or no contact with family or friends, enhancing their health and happiness.

If you’re 18 years or over, ideally visiting once a week, you can expect a long term fulfilling relationship with an older person in your community. Share your skills, meet other volunteers and have the satisfaction of helping others.

Training and National Police Clearance will be provided.

Join the program as a recipient

Do you know someone who would like some extra company? A friend, neighbour, parent or a grandparent? The CVS is a program funded by the Australian Government which means it will come at no cost to you. Great care is taken in matching up visitors and recipients that are compatible in their interests, temperament and personalities. We ensure that all volunteers are screened so that every recipient feels safe and enjoys the program.

For enquiries, simply email cvs@lifelinewa.org.au or call 9261 4444 for an information pack.

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