Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) is a Commonwealth funded program, which recruits, coordinates and provides training for volunteers to visit socially isolated Asian residents in nursing homes or hostels in all Perth metro areas. CVS volunteers visit the matched resident at regular intervals and provide companionship and friendship.
We also provide culturally appropriate activities for residents by involving them in the various cultural celebrations such as Chinese New Year, Dragon Boat Festival & Mid Autumn Festival.
From 2014, our CVS program has been expanded and is able to provide home visits to eligible Home Care Package recipients living in Perth North, East and South West metro areas.
All our CVS volunteers are bilingual and able to speak the appropriate language/dialect of the person being visited to have a basic understanding of their culture background. All volunteers are screened for suitability, have a current police check and on-going training to support their role.