FAQ about Becoming a Co.As.It. Volunteer

By June 27, 2024 No Comments

At Co.As.It. Sydney, we are incredibly proud of our Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS) program, which has been running for nearly thirty years, providing social support and building connections in our local community. Joining our ACVVS program is a great way to give back to the community and become a part of this great initiative. To help you navigate this exciting opportunity, we’ve compiled a list of 7 frequently asked questions about becoming a volunteer with Co.As.It.

  1. What is the Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS)?

The ACVVS is a government-funded program which aims to reduce loneliness and social isolation among older individuals who are still living independently at home. Co.As.It. Sydney administers this scheme, connecting volunteers with community members who may benefit from companionship.

  1. What are the responsibilities of a volunteer?

The role of a volunteer is to provide companionship and emotional support to your paired community member. This may involve engaging in conversation, playing games, going for walks, or simply spending quality time together.

  1. What are the advantages of volunteering with the ACVVS?

Volunteering with Co.As.It. offers numerous benefits, including the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in someone’s life, developing new skills, building friendships across generations, practicing the Italian language, and becoming a valued member of our Co.As.It. community.

  1. Do I need any specific qualifications or experience to volunteer?

No formal qualifications or prior experience are required to become an ACVVS volunteer. All you need is a compassionate nature, good communication skills, and a willingness to commit your time to supporting others.

  1. How much time do I need to commit as a volunteer?

The amount of time you commit as a volunteer is flexible, however the aim is to provide at least an hour visit once a fortnight.

  1. What support is provided to volunteers?

Co.As.It. Sydney offers comprehensive training and ongoing support to all ACVVS volunteers. You will receive training on topics such as communication skills, building cultural understanding and working across the life span. Additionally, our dedicated coordinators will be available to answer any questions and provide guidance as needed.

  1. How do I get started with volunteering?

If you’re interested in becoming a ACVVS volunteer with Co.As.It. Sydney, simply reach out here to express your interest. We will then guide you through the application process, provide you with the necessary training, and match you with a community member to begin your rewarding journey as a volunteer.


Becoming a volunteer with our Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme at Co.As.It. Sydney is not just about giving your time, it’s also about making a profound and lasting impact in the lives of others! Join us in spreading joy, companionship, and friendship to those who need it most in our community. You can find out more by emailing or call us on 02 9564 0744.