Volunteer visiting programs

AMCS match older adults and volunteers with a shared cultural background, hobbies and interests through three different programs:

Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) Home Care — fortnightly support for seniors waiting for or receiving a Home Care Package, including companionship or some joined activities, phone or virtual contact, or email and mail exchange.

Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) Residential Care — fortnightly support for seniors who live in an aged care facility, including companionship, some joined activities, phone and virtual contact, or email and mail exchange.

Social Support Individual (SSI) — weekly one-on-one social support for clients, including companionship, activities like shopping, paying bills, attendance at appointments, or phone and virtual contact. You must be living at home and not be receiving a Home Care Package, and have a referral through My Aged Care.

Often, seniors and volunteers end up forming a special friendship and organise fun activities together. “Luigi’s visits are something that I always looked forward to very much,” said Danuta Zdanis, CVS Residential Care client. “I can chat for hours and we always talk about anything and everything.”

Please contact the AMCS Volunteer Coordinators on volunteer@amcservices.org.au or AMCS reception at (03) 9689 9170.

We always need more volunteers, especially those who can speak multiple languages. AMCS volunteers receive a comprehensive induction, regular training and ongoing support from Volunteer Coordinators. All of the above caters for clients’ needs, abilities and interest, and is free of charge.

To join our team of dedicated volunteers, please contact the AMCS Volunteer Coordinators on volunteer@amcservices.org.au or AMCS reception at (03) 9689 9170.

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