Community Visitors Scheme (CVS)

The Community Visitors Scheme is a two way program, designed to add to the quality of life of a resident & enhance your feelings through community involvement. Having a community visitor can increase the self-esteem and general wellbeing of the recipients. As a community visitor you could sit and chat, work on a hobby with the resident, go for a walk, discuss local news & so much more.

The Riverina Community College is looking for community visitors who can provide as little as one hour per week to visit a resident who may be at risk of experiencing isolation due to family, social, cultural reasons or a disability.

The CVS is a Commonwealth Government funded scheme and is available to people residing in an Australian Government subsidised aged care home or living in their own home and in the receipt of a Home Care Package.

With as little as one hour a fortnight, you can make the world of difference in someone’s life. Befriending a resident can be fun for both of you and increase your self esteem and connection to the community.

Riverina Community College is operating a program that uses volunteers to visit people living within the communities of Wagga Wagga & surrounds, Leeton Narrandera, Gundagai, Harden, Junee, Tumut, Lockhart, Temora and Deniliquin.

The aims of the CVS program;

  • Improve the quality of life of the care recipient
  • Increase self esteem and well being
  • Reduce the feelings of anxiety
  • Reduce the feelings of isolation & loneliness
  • Increase the feelings of connectivity to the community

Volunteers with a social group at an aged care facility

Volunteers and residents enjoying time together

To learn more about this wonderful volunteering scheme please contact a CVS Coordinator on:

Phone: 02-6933 5555