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Community Visitors Scheme

Make a difference in someone's life

The Community Visitors Scheme is an Australian Government initiative that provides friendly volunteers for older people who are at risk of loneliness or social isolation. Community Visitors befriend and visit someone with limited companionship on a regular basis, to establish and maintain an ongoing friendship.

If you would like to become a Community Visitor and make a difference in someone's life by extending your hand of friendship, we would love to hear from you.

We are seeking empathetic, trustworthy volunteers from varying backgrounds and cultures to visit and spend time with older people in need, either in an aged care facility or in their own home. You might enjoy chatting, reminiscing, reading, listening to music together or playing a game.

Volunteer visitors are matched to older people with similar backgrounds and shared interests, and are supported by COTA SA.

We are seeking volunteers in the Adelaide metropolitan area, the Mid North and the Hills, Mallee and Southern (Fleurieu Peninsula and Coorong) areas.

If you are interested in being a Community Visitor and to find out about the next information session, please contact us at COTA SA to find out more on 08 8232 0422 .

Download the following for more information and to apply:

Aged Care Navigators Trial - South East

Are you 50 years or older and like to help people in your community?

As part of an innovative trial, COTA SA has several exciting volunteer opportunities across the regional area of the South East.

Prior knowledge of My Aged Care and or lived experience as a user is indicated, as Aged Care Navigator Volunteers will assist older people in small groups or individually, to understand, navigate and engage with Government supported aged care programs.

To undertake this rewarding role, you will receive quality training, reimbursed expenses, be based in your own community and be supported by a COTA SA Project Officer in the South East

If this sounds interesting to you or you have more questions, COTA SA would be delighted to hear from you. For an informal chat or enquiry, please contact:

Helen Morley
Specialist Support Worker, Aged Care Navigators Trial
Tuesdays to Fridays
E hmorley@cotasa.org.au
P Country callers 1800 182 324 or 08 8232 0422

To download the volunteer role description please click here

The Aged Care Navigators Trial is delivered by COTA SA as part of a consortium led by COTA Australia and funded by the Australian Government.