Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS)


  • The ACVVS is a free program for eligible aged care recipients.

  • Visits are available to anyone receiving government-subsidised residential aged care or Home Care Package (HCP) who are socially isolated or lonely.

  • This includes care recipients approved or on the National Priority System but excludes those with a Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).

  • The program requires volunteers to make a minimum requirement of 20 ACVVS visits per year to their matched aged care recipient. These occur for approximately an hour a fortnight and can be anything the volunteer and older person feel like doing such as: sharing stories over a cup of tea, working on a joint hobby, taking a walk.

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Home care recipients

Residents in aged care homes