Want more company in your life?

20 May, 2022

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 residential aged care or who live at home and have an approved home care package (or waiting approval).
  • Volunteer visitors are matched to recipients based on their shared interests and location.
  • We support our volunteer visitors and their recipients to co-created visit activities. For example, they might read a book together, go for a walk, listen to music, chat, reminisce or watch a favourite movie.

We have nearly 50 years of grass-roots experience working with communities and volunteers throughout Northern NSW. One of our main goals is inclusion and we are committed to building social inclusion throughout the region.

Read more about our Community Visitors Scheme service here.

If you think you could spare 1 hour a week to improve quality of life for an older person, or you are an older person and would like to meet one of our volunteer visitors, contact us now. Email hub@nrcg.org.au or call (02) 6621 73 97.

Many tracks, one road, sustaining community.


Community Gateway is a registered charity and QIP accredited, assessed against the Quality Improvement Council Health and Community Services 7th Edition Standards.


We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work and meet, and offer our respect to their elders, past, present and future.

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