Volunteer Visitors Service
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 Volunteer Visitors Service (VVS) is helping to improve the social and mental wellbeing of lonely and socially isolated older people in our community. The VVS 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 friendship and companionship.
You can truly make a difference in someone’s life and wellbeing by joining this program. All it takes is spending time with someone playing a game, reminiscing, sharing a cup of tea, or going for a walk around the neighbourhood. All VVS volunteers are given training so that they feel comfortable before they start. You will be bringing companionship to people who will benefit from your company and enhancing their health and happiness.
Do you know someone who would like some extra company? A friend, a neighbour, a parent, or a grandparent? The VVS 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 interests, temperament, and personalities. We ensure that all volunteers are screened so that every recipient is safe and enjoys the program.
If you would like to refer a recipient, family member or yourself, please complete an online referral.
For enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Paula Wyndow, VVS Coordinator on 9261 4463.
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