Volunteer visitor stories
Volunteer visitors Sarah and Phillip visit Queenie and Roy at the Juninga Centre in Darwin. They open up about the importance of friendship and sharing stories that foster a strong sense of community.
Volunteer visitors and recipients share their experience with ACVVS. We encourage more people to become volunteer visitors to provide friendship and companionship to older people in aged care. Is this the year you volunteer?
Jacqueline is a volunteer who has been visiting Monique for over 15 years. They open up about their friendship and the importance of sharing the same background and language.
Fergus visits Ron every week or two as a volunteer. They open up about the importance of building an intergenerational friendship and learning from each other.
Peter volunteers to visit with Jack every week at his home. They open up about how Peter is helping Jack share his life story and the importance of their friendship to both of them.
Julia has visited Joan in her home as a volunteer every fortnight for the past 6 years. They open up about the importance of visiting LGBTQIA+ older people who may be isolated from their family or community.
Gaynor joined as an aged care volunteer visitor when she retired and moved to Adelaide. She and Irene have become great friends through their regular visits. They open about how their friendship has enriched both their lives.
Matilda started visiting Annie as a volunteer 2 years ago and have been close friends ever since. They open up about the positive impact of spending time together and sharing stories.
Carlo shares his experience as a volunteer visitor and his friendship with Germana.
Rahman shares his experience as a volunteer visitor of 30 years and opens up with Hans about their 17 year friendship.
Sarah shares her experience as a volunteer visitor and her friendship with Betty.
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