Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme

Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme is a national program that connects volunteers with older people at risk of social or cultural isolation. It is offered by Anglicare NT in Darwin, Palmerston, Katherine, Alice Springs, Nhulunbuy and Tennant Creek.

Volunteers visit someone at least once a fortnight, providing friendship and links to the local community.

Visits are available to anyone who:

  • receives a government-funded residential aged care or home care package, and
  • who feels socially isolated and/or lonely.

Referrals can be made by aged care facilities, community care service providers, medical practitioners, or from family and friends.

If you’re interested in the service or in becoming a volunteer visitor, contact us on or 08 8985 0000.

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care.

Elderly woman and a younger woman work on a jigsaw puzzle.