Volunteer visiting programs

AMCS match older adults and volunteers with a shared cultural background, hobbies and interests through three different programs:

Aged Care Volunteer Visitor Scheme (ACVVS) Home Care — fortnightly support for seniors waiting for or receiving a Home Care Package, including companionship or some joined activities, phone or virtual contact, or email and mail exchange.

Aged Care Volunteer Visitor Scheme (ACVVS) Residential Care — fortnightly support for seniors who live in an aged care facility, including companionship, some joined activities, phone and virtual contact, or email and mail exchange.

Social Support Individual (SSI) — weekly one-on-one social support for clients, including companionship, activities like shopping, paying bills, attendance at appointments, or phone and virtual contact. You must be living at home and not be receiving a Home Care Package, and have a referral through My Aged Care.

Often, seniors and volunteers end up forming a special friendship and organise fun activities together.

“Luigi’s visits are something that I always looked forward to very much,” said Danuta Zdanis, ACVVS Residential Care client. “I can chat for hours and we always talk about anything and everything.”


Funded by the Australian Government.

Do you or your care recipient meet the following criteria?

  • 65 years old or above
  • Have a Home Care Package or live in residential aged care or are registered with My Aged Care and have a Social Support Individual referral

If so, please fill in the registration form below. If you have any questions about your circumstances, please contact the AMCS Volunteer Coordinators on volunteer@amcservices.org.au or AMCS reception at (03) 9689 9170 and we will be happy to assist you.

Register for a volunteer

We always need more volunteers, especially those who can speak multiple languages. AMCS volunteers receive a comprehensive induction, regular training and ongoing support from Volunteer Coordinators. All of the above caters for clients’ needs, abilities and interest, and is free of charge.

To join our team of dedicated volunteers, sign up here!

Social Support For Seniors And Respite For Carers

Social Support Groups

We provide opportunities for seniors to participate in culturally appropriate social interactions, make and maintain friendships…

Centre-based Respite

The AMCS Centre-based Respite Program gives carers a break to take care of their own health and wellbeing…


Volunteers make a difference