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Help brighten the life of an older person - Become A Volunteer Visitor

Help brighten the life of an older person in your local community- Become A Volunteer Visitor with the Community Visitor Scheme

Australian Red Cross are looking for volunteers to help elderly members of the community improve their wellbeing and increase social connection. We do this by matching volunteers with an older person who lives in aged care or at home and experiences social isolation.

As a Community Visitor, you’ll brighten the life of someone suffering vulnerability by offering them company and friendship. Red Cross will ensure you have training, ongoing support and access to other opportunities within the World’s largest humanitarian network.

This role suits someone over the age of 18 who is a good listener and can commit to one hour a fortnight for a social visit where you might chat together, reminisce, listen to music, read the newspaper or play card games.

The Community Visitors Scheme is an Australian Government Initiative that has facilitated growing heart centred friendships between volunteer visitors and older people for 30 years. This program makes a positive difference to people’s lives, brings joy, kindness, compassion and hope with the simple gift of friendship.

For more information, or to register your interest in volunteering, contact Belinda Rowe on 0472 973 690 or

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