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Community Connections - Companionship

Silver Chain (MVRC)

Social isolation and Loneliness can have serious impacts on our ageing population. The Community Connections program reaches out to clients who may be lonely or at risk of isolation. We match volunteers up with a client in their local area, usually up to about 15 minutes drive from your home. We reimburse you for petrol. Our clients enjoy visits from volunteers for a few hours a week. Volunteers are invited to an informal group interview, and then to a half day training workshop plus an online module. Once you are matched with a client we offer ongoing support with the Team Leader and also invites to networking meetings and social events throughout the year.