Social connection and support are vital elements of overall health, which is why we have created a volunteer program designed to link people with a Home Care Package or on the waitlist for a Home Care Package with a volunteer visitor. By encouraging social interaction and support, friendships are forged to promote mental and physical wellbeing for people who might otherwise suffer loneliness or isolation.

About the volunteer program

The In Great Company volunteer program includes community help and social support, and is available to people who meet the eligibility criteria. Visits under the program do not replace any of the services provided under a Home Care Package, but rather enhance the service. The program is open to Feros Care and  non-Feros Care clients in our communities. If you are currently receiving a Home Care Package from another service provider you are welcome to join the program at any time. 

The program connects volunteers with people in need of help, based on their shared interests and skills, for regular one-on-one help, in-home visits, social outings, group activities, virtual community sessions via the Virtual Senior Centre or social phone calls. 

Activities might include:

  • Time spent together in your home chatting over a cuppa or playing cards;
  • Help in and around the home, such as light gardening, small home maintenance tasks, or cooking together;
  • Outings to cafes, the movies, the local park or appointments; 
  • Visiting friends or attending a social club;
  • Assistance with technology;
  • Regular social chats on the phone.


Is the program available to me?

The program is available to anyone over the age of 45, who is either currently on the national waitlist for a Home Care Package or has a government- subsidised Home Care Package in place. The seniors who would benefit most from this program may:

  • live at home alone;
  • have no immediate family or friends living nearby;
  • are isolated geographically;
  • experience a disability. 

How do I apply?

To find out more or to apply for the program and be matched with a volunteer, head to the In Great Company website by clicking below.

More Information

If you have some time to spare and would like to become a volunteer visitor, please visit our volunteering page.