friendly visiting

The Friendly Visiting Program is for:

  • Older and frail people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background who are living in their own home, and socially isolated.
  • People with disabilities from a culturally and linguistically diverse background who are socially isolated

Clients are matched with a volunteer who meets their language and cultural needs as well as being matched according to gender and age preferences.

Volunteers visit to provide companionship to the client. This may include having a chat, reading the newspaper together, accessing social or recreational activities, providing occasional transport assistance, or telephone monitoring.

Volunteers visit generally either on a weekly or fortnightly basis.

All our volunteers have a police check, Working with Children check and have received induction training and continue to receive support and training on a regular basis.

Part of the Commonwealth Home Support Program which is funded through the Department of Social Services and Department of Health and Human Services

Contact Person:

Trish Matthes
Volunteer Coordinator for Aged Care
(03) 9767 1955
0438 013 783
patriciam@smrc.org.au