Val’s story – the ACVVS and volunteering

Val’s story – the ACVVS and volunteering

To celebrate National Volunteer Week, running 20-26 May, here is a heart warming story from Val about her experiences as a local volunteer for the Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS).  “I started community visiting after I retired. Both my parents had...
Community Visitors Scheme – 30 years of friendship

Community Visitors Scheme – 30 years of friendship

Celebrating three decades of companionship for older Australians. The Community Visitors Scheme is a national program, funded by the Australian Government, aimed at reducing social isolation for older Australians living in residential aged care or at home alone....
Looking for women with skills and knowledge to share

Looking for women with skills and knowledge to share

New Generations values women’s knowledge and skills. There are many women throughout Northern NSW that hold important knowledge, skills, language and cultural practices that are at risk of being lost. New Generations is a volunteering service that encourages...
Want more company in your life?

Want more company in your life?

The Community Visitors Scheme improves quality of life for older people by growing social connections, and we deliver the scheme throughout Northern NSW. But how does it work? We interview, match, orientate and approve, friendly volunteer visitors to older people in...

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