Accredited Visiting Service (AVS)

"What a difference some company can make."

This service works to decrease the level of social isolation and loneliness of older people in the community. We provide a trained, caring volunteer who will visit regularly for companionship and friendship.

Are you an older person finding the days long and would like some company?

Are you an older person finding it difficult to get out and about?

Do you have some spare time and would like to become a Volunteer Visitor?

The Age Concern Hamilton Accredited Visiting Service provides companionship and support for older people who may be lonely and socially isolated. A number of older people in our community, for various reasons, spend most of each day of each week alone. 

Age Concern Hamilton provides this to central Hamilton and rural areas with over 320 visitors visiting older people in their homes every week. As a Volunteer Visitor you would enhance the well-being and quality of life of an older person, complement existing services and offer them the opportunity of building new links in the community.

The visitor spends exclusive quality time with their older person on a regular basis.

Age Concern Hamilton:

  • recruits and selects Volunteer Visitors
  • provides initial training and ongoing support for Visitors
  • matches a Visitor with an older person (client).

Do you have:

  • an understanding and caring of older people
  • warmth and friendliness
  • good communication skills
  • respect for confidentiality
  • ability to work co-operatively within the Age Concern boundaries
  • cultural sensitivity and awareness?

Often the greatest gift you can give another person is your time and friendship!

Do you have one hour a week to spare?

Would you like to become a Volunteer Visitor, or would you like a regular visit from AVS. We have older people waiting for that special someone to call. Can you help?

To download a volunteer application pack click here and Police Vetting form download here.

Please note: Both the volunteer application pack and the Police vetting consent form need to be completed & returned.

To download a client referral form & details click here.

We would love to hear from you. Please contact us at Age Concern Hamilton on

 

Telephone         (0064 7) 839 6716
FAX                    (0064 7) 838 2268
Street Address
30 Victoria Street,
Hamilton 3204
Email AVS Co-ordinators:  makerita@ageconcern.gen.nz
                                  or    jane@ageconcern.gen.nz 

Volunteer Visitors Info

AVS Volunteers

Welcome to 2016! Hope you have all managed a safe and happy break over the Festive Season.

Photos of our Xmas 2015 get-togethers for volunteers and members are in the image gallery.

 

 

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