Riverina Community College (RCC) has been a part of the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) for more than 20 years.
RCC is looking for Community visitors who can provide as little as one hour per week to visit and befriend a resident who may be at risk of experiencing isolation through social or cultural reasons, or because of disability
The CVS scheme is a Commonwealth Government Funded Scheme and is available to people residing in an Australian Government subsidised aged care home or people living in their own home who are in receipt of a Home Care Package.
The CVS aims to improve the quality of life of the care recipient. Receiving a visit regularly has been shown to increase people’s self esteem and lessen feelings of anxiety and social isolation they may have. They begin to feel connected to their community again.
With as little as an hour a week, you can make the work of difference in someone’s life. Befriending someone can be fun for both of you and increase your self esteem and connection to the community too.
RCC is committed to providing a high quality service to the aged residents across the Riverina and also to providing our valued visitors with an enjoyable and supporting volunteering experience. We would love to hear from you.
To find out more about the scheme, please contact us on 1800 000 212.