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In Great Company is a volunteer program designed to connect people in need of support and social connection with caring, friendly, and enthusiastic volunteers.

In Great Company was born out of a need for a service that puts you first and creates a real difference in the lives of people and those volunteering their time to give back.

We believe that the wait for aged care services should be made easier with a little help along the way, and our volunteers can give you just that.

Our volunteer program includes a huge variety of services designed to benefit both our friendly volunteers and our amazing clients. It's not always easy to ask a friend to lend a hand - but we believe in the power of connection and the compassion of everyone involved with In Great Company.

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IGC goes live on Sunrise

Jul 14, 2021, 13:45 PM by Fruzsina Gal
In late April, In Great Company was featured on Channel 7’s Sunrise Breakfast program, as Jess and Paul showed the country what true friendship looks like.

In late April, In Great Company was featured on Channel 7’s Sunrise Breakfast program.

In Great Company Program Manager, Graeme Williams was joined by volunteer Jessica and client Paul on the Gold Coast for a live cross with Kochie and Nat. 

Together they talked about how our friendly visitor program links lonely seniors in need of social connection with caring and enthusiastic volunteers right across Australia.  

Jess spoke about how much she enjoys her visits with Paul, especially with her family and grandparents back in New Zealand and their weekly board game matches. Paul said his visits with Jess were the highlight of his week and help cure his sense of isolation after having to give up bowls. Their friendship has changed Paul’s life by restoring his confidence and motivating him to get out and meet more people.  

This intergenerational match made through In Great Company has seen a wonderful new friendship blossom! 
 
After the segment aired, we were inundated with calls from hundreds of people wanting to be involved in the program from right across the country, giving the In Great Company team plenty of work to do!  

You can check out the Sunrise segment here! 

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Young man and senior man fishing

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