Community Visitors Scheme

The Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) is a national program that connects volunteers with older people at risk of social or cultural isolation. It is funded by the Department of Social Services and 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 08 8928 0620.

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