Volunteer with the Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS)

Find out how rewarding it is to be a volunteer visitor, how often you visit, and where and how to register your interest.

Become a volunteer visitor

Becoming an aged care volunteer visitor can be a rewarding and life-changing experience.

You will:

  • make a friend
  • share ideas and stories
  • help someone who might be feeling isolated or lonely.

Volunteers usually visit for an hour once a fortnight, at a time that suits both the volunteer and the person receiving aged care services. Volunteers can visit the older person in:

  • their own home
  • their aged care home
  • a public venue.

People receiving aged care services come from all different social and cultural backgrounds. We encourage volunteers from all social and cultural backgrounds to join the program.

We have volunteer visiting network members for each state and territory who match volunteers with older Australians in their local area. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer visitor, contact our network members using this form.

Become a volunteer – form

This form is for anyone who would like to become a volunteer visitor.

To be a volunteer visitor, you must be 18 years or over and undergo a National Police Check. Police checks are valid for 3 years and must be renewed for continuing volunteers.

Are you over 18? (mandatory)
State or territory (mandatory)
Preferred method of contact

Please add any details here such as preferred language or organisation. Link to list of partner organisations.

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