CVS

Community Visitors Scheme (CVS)

The CVS program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services to promote links between the community and people living in aged care homes or who are living in their own homes but are isolated. The CVS aims to improve the quality of life for these people who are already, or are at risk of becoming socially isolated or lonely, whether for social or cultural reasons or due to a disability.

Riverina Community College is operating a program that uses volunteers to visit over 100 people living within the communities of Wagga Wagga, Leeton Narrandera, Griffith, Gundagai, Harden, Junee, Tumut and Deniliquin.

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and can also give you a sense of pride and identity. If you would like to work as a volunteer in this program please register your interest by calling the office on 6933 5555 and a Coordinator will contact you.

Training Day: Thursday 22nd February 2018, 9am to 12pm

Dementia Australia are holding a workshop at the College on Thursday 22nd February 2018. During the workshop you will be provided fundamental information about dementia and it’s impact on the person, as well as learn strategies for communication and engagement.

Main topics include:

  • Understanding major causes and symptoms of dementia
  • How brain damage affects function and behaviour
  • Effective engagement when visiting a person with dementia

To register your attendance, please contact the College on 1800 000 212.


Deniliquin CVS Volunteers