Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme
I WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER
There are residents in aged care homes who are lonely and may not have family or friends living nearby.
Our Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme volunteers spend an hour once a fortnight developing friendships, having a chat and sharing a cuppa. And the joy they bring is immeasurable! Our one-on-one visiting scheme matches volunteers from the local community with residents who live in aged care facilities who have been identified as being socially isolated for various reasons and their quality of life would be improved by friendship and companionship.
Last year we had 50+ volunteers visiting 75 elderly residents! Can you spare a hour a fortnight to help? The visiting times are very flexible. Orientation and ongoing training and support is provided. There is also an opportunity for social gatherings.
I AM A SENIOR WANTING A VISITOR
CatholicCare’s dedicated volunteers are available to visit seniors in their own homes, or in residential care homes. Across the Central Coast and Northern Sydney, our visitors are trained to provide meaningful companionship and support to seniors.
They offer a friendly face, a listening ear and an opportunity for social connection. We believe that everyone deserves to feel connected and cared for. At CatholicCare we pride ourselves on ensuring a consistent and carefully matched volunteer who visits regularly. This is a free service.
If you, or a senior you know, would benefit from a regular visitor please contact us.
If you are interested in either volunteering or having someone visit you, please contact:
P: 0418 435 304