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Community Visitors Scheme

Volunteer in aged care facilities or people’s homes

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or call 03 9486 8436

Summary

  • Provide companionship while enjoying a range of activities with an individual or group.
  • MCM caters to the western, northern and inner-city suburbs.

Here at MCM we know the power of a coffee and a chat, sharing the love of a good book, gentle walks and great company. The Community Visitors Scheme in Victoria gives volunteers an opportunity to positively change someone’s life through friendship.

We’re seeking volunteers who can commit to building a friendship with an older person, who may be lonely and isolated. We support elderly people living in Government funded aged care homes or in their own home and receiving a home care package.

Volunteers can participate in the scheme in 3 different ways:

  • visit a person in an aged care facility
  • visit a person in their own home
  • visit two or more people in a group setting at an aged care facility

The CVS aims to reduce loneliness for the elderly and offer more social support and connectivity to the wider community.

Why should you volunteer with elderly people?

Becoming an aged care volunteer is incredibly rewarding. We carefully match you with an elderly person based on interests, background, location and life experiences to help ensure a long-lasting connection.

Your time is incredibly powerful and sharing it is one simple way you can make a difference to someone’s life.

My favourite part of volunteering is listening to the stories Eunice tells me from her past and seeing Eunice’s smile when I walk into her room. I really enjoy my time with Eunice and recommend others jump on board.

 — Michael, CVS volunteer

To take part in this community visitor program, you need to:

  • be 18 years or over
  • be able to commit to weekly or fortnightly visits for at least 12 months (weekend visits are possible)
  • undergo a Police Check (and sign a Statuary Declaration if required)
  • undergo a screening process
  • attend one of our monthly induction sessions at our Fitzroy North site
  • be friendly, flexible and adaptable to change
  • live in or near the locations we cover

MCM covers the following suburbs:

Abbotsford  Alphington
Ascot Vale  Avondale Heights
Broadmeadows
Brunswick
Clifton Hill
Coburg
Coburg North
Collingwood
Coolaroo
Craigieburn
Essendon
Fawkner
Fitzroy
Flemington
Gladstone Park
Glenroy
Greenvale
Keilor Downs
Keilor East
Kensington
Maidstone
Meadow Heights
Melbourne North & East
Moonee Ponds Northcote
Parkville
Pascoe Vale
Richmond
Roxburgh Park
Sunshine North
Sydenham
Thornbury
Westmeadows
 

*We also cover some surrounding areas for home visiting only. 

Would you like to get involved?

To take part in the Community Visitors Scheme at one of locations in Victoria, please complete the online enquiry form.

For further information, please get in touch by calling 03 9486 8436.

We’ll send you an information pack and application form for you to look at and will happily answer any further questions.

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