Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteer Opportunities

We value community engagement and believe that volunteers play a vital role in enhancing the quality of care we provide at our long-term care facility and hospital. If you’re passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of others and want to contribute your time and skills, we have rewarding volunteer opportunities waiting for you.

Long-Term Care Facility Volunteer Opportunities:

  1. Companionship and Emotional Support: Provide companionship to residents by engaging in conversation, playing games, reading, or simply listening. Your presence can brighten their day and provide emotional support.
  2. Activity Assistance: Assist with fun recreational activities. Help create a vibrant and fulfilling environment for residents.
  3. Special Events and Celebrations: Participate in organizing and executing special events and celebrations, such as birthday parties, holiday gatherings, or themed activities. Your creativity and enthusiasm will contribute to memorable experiences for residents.

Hospital Volunteer Opportunities:

  1. Wayfinding and Escorting: Help guide visitors and patients to their destinations within the hospital, ensuring they feel welcomed and find their way easily. Escorts may be required to accompany patients to various departments or testing areas.
  2. Administrative Support: Assist with clerical tasks, such as answering phone calls, preparing admission packets, or organizing documents. Your help in these areas allows hospital staff to focus more on patient care.
  3. Retail and Hospitality Services: Contribute to the smooth operation of gift shops, cafes, or information desks. Provide friendly customer service, restock shelves, or assist with cashier duties.

Why Volunteer with Us?

  1. Impact Lives: By volunteering at our long-term care facility and hospital, you have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of patients, residents, and their families. Your presence and support can bring comfort, joy, and a sense of belonging.
  2. Personal Growth: Volunteering allows you to develop new skills, gain valuable experience in a healthcare setting, and broaden your perspective on patient care. It’s an excellent opportunity for personal growth and career exploration.
  3. Community Engagement: Join a vibrant community of individuals who are dedicated to improving healthcare outcomes and making a difference. Build connections with staff, other volunteers, and the patients and residents you serve.
  4. Flexible Commitment: We understand that everyone’s schedule is different. We offer flexible volunteer shifts that can accommodate your availability, whether you prefer short-term commitments or long-term involvement.

How to Get Started:

  1. Application and Orientation: Complete our volunteer application form available above. Once your application is processed, you’ll attend an orientation session to learn more about our facility, policies, and volunteer expectations.
  2. Background Check and Health Screening: For the safety and well-being of our patients, residents, and volunteers, we require a background check and health screening, including immunization records, as applicable.
  3. Volunteer Placement: Based on your interests, skills, and availability, we’ll match you with a suitable volunteer role within our long-term care facility or hospital. We strive to align your passions with meaningful opportunities.
  4. Ongoing Support and Recognition: Throughout your volunteer journey, our dedicated volunteer services team will provide ongoing support, guidance, and recognition for your valuable contributions. We appreciate your commitment and dedication to our mission.

Thank you for considering volunteer opportunities at Northern Maine Medical Center. Together, we can create a compassionate and caring environment for our patients and residents. Contact our volunteer services office for more information and start making a difference today!