Community Visitors Scheme resources

A list of resources about the Community Visitors Scheme.


Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS)

A look at the new Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS), (formerly Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) to be launched 1 July 2023.

Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) stories – Carlo and Germana

Carlo shares his experience as a Community Visitors Scheme volunteer and his friendship with Germana.

Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) stories – Rahman and Hans

Rahman shares his experience as a Community Visitors Scheme volunteer of 30 years and opens up with Hans about their 17 year friendship.

Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) stories – Sarah and Betty

Sarah shares her experience as a Community Visitors Scheme volunteer and her friendship with Betty.

Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) Flyer

The Community Visitors Scheme (CVS), is an initiative available to anyone receiving government-subsidised residential aged care or Home Care Packages, including people who are approved and on a waiting list for residential care or home care packages.

Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) Care recipient profile form

Use this form to provide care recipient details, including any preferences, to help the CVS match the care recipient to a suitable volunteer visitor. This form can be completed by an aged care service provider, a CVS auspice coordinator, the care recipient or their representative.

Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) National Guidelines

This document outlines the aims of the CVS and sets out the roles and responsibilities of CVS auspices and network members, volunteers, aged care service providers, care recipients, the Department of Health and Aged Care and the Department of Social Services.

Review of the 2018 Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) Grant Opportunity

In December 2018, Minister Wyatt requested a review of the 2018 CVS grant round. The review looks at how we implemented the round and communicated with stakeholders.

Final report of the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) Review

The review looked at how the CVS can better support people who receive residential and home care packages and feel isolated. The 2017 report makes several recommendations.
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