Community Visitors Scheme

Community Visitors Scheme

What is the Community Visitors Scheme?


The Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) is a national program funded by the Australian government that provides companionship to socially isolated people living in residential aged care homes.

A community visitor is a person who volunteers to visit and befriend a resident on a one to one basis.

Aged care residents come from a variety of different social and cultural backgrounds. By befriending an older person living in an aged care home, volunteers have a chance to make a positive difference to the resident’s life – as well as their own.

Volunteering as a community visitor can be a rewarding experience!

For more information about becoming a volunteer, contact the Volunteers’ Office on 9978 4126 or email

Mosman, North Sydney and Chatswood areas.

Aged Care Facilities in the above areas that currently participate in the Community Visitors Scheme are:

  • Ashley House Lodge – Roseville
  • Bupa Grand, Mosman
  • Glengarry, Mosman
  • Montana Aged Care Facility, Mosman
  • Sirius Cove Aged Care Facility, Mosman
  • The Garrison Hostel, Mosman
  • Landsdowne Gardens, Neutral Bay
  • Columbia Willowood Aged Care Centre, Willoughby
  • Elizabeth Lodge Aged Care Facility, Willoughby
  • Forest View Quality Care Centre, Chatswood
  • St Pauls Aged care Facility, Northbridge