STAR Friends is a free service providing quality social connections for those on a Home Care Package or on the national waitlist for a Home Care Package.
If you or someone you know, would enjoy seeing a friendly visitor once a fortnight who will come to your home and spend quality time with you, please reach out to STAR.
Your STAR Friend will be matched with you based on your interests and hobbies.
You can choose to simply enjoy a cuppa and chat, or
- go for a walk or an outing in the community
- play games together such as chess, cards
- do arts and crafts
- rekindle hobbies
- play or listen to music, connect with your friends and family, using technology, and more!
The service is available in Toowoomba, Darling Downs, Ipswich & West Moreton, Brisbane South / Redlands, and Logan.
Sign up for the STAR Friends Service
If you are a home care package client or are on the waitlist for home care package, please call Jessy Byrnes at STAR on 3821 6699 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a free service funded by the Australian Government Department of Health under the Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS).
Become a STAR Friends Volunteer
Do you have a spare 1 hour per fortnight to visit a new friend? Bring your volunteer sparkle and make a difference.
You can help an older person feel more connected, valued and improve their quality of life simply through your friendship visits.