~ Volunteer Service Since 1980 ~
Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County
14 McKenzie Avenue Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-667-2531 · fax 667-9406


Community Outreach

Community Outreach

Each year Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County provides those in the community the opportunity to further explore end-of-life care, death, dying and bereavement. Workshops and seminarsare ways for the community to come together and learn from each other.

 If you would like to arrange for an educational program in your community, please call Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County at 667-2531.

Examples of our community outreach programs

Being Mortal
Free Screening with discussion of the PBS Frontline documentary based on the best selling book by Dr. Atul Gawande.

Hospice Myths Debunked:  Hospice Offers More Than You Think
An informational session surrounding the common myths about hospice care.  

Planning to Live to 100? Volunteer for Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County!
our volunteers report that working with those who are dying and those who are left behind is some of the most life-giving and rewarding work they have ever done. 

Outreach program descriptions

Check our Community Outreach calendar for scheduled events.  

Celebrating 40 years!

We are so grateful to be recognizing 40th years of service in 2020.  Thank you to all of the volunteers and community supporters who help us keep this mission strong!

Upcoming Groups & Workshops

Spring 2020 Grief Support Groups

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April - June. Specific topics, locations and dates to be announced.

Spring Volunteer Training

Patient Care and Bereavement Volunteer trainings will begin in April. Dates and times for this training will be
scheduled around prospective volunteers.

Spring Aging & Loss Workshop

7-week workshop beginning April for people 62 and older who have experienced losses associated with aging.

Hospice News

Hello Friends and Neighbors

Hello Friends and neighbors. Sending our very best wishes to each of you and your loved ones! 

Please know that we at HVHC are committed to practices that we know are necessary to help stem the tide of the coronavirus. While we are following the directions of the CDC and our medical hospice partners in suspending in-person visits, we are actively engaged in processes that will continue our care and outreach to those in need of support - patients, caregivers, those who are grieving, and our amazing volunteers. We are grateful to our colleagues throughout the community who are also committed to working together to keep us connected and cared for. Please reach out to a service provider that you know or one of us at HVHC if you have questions about available support.

In the meantime, thanks to our friends at Healthy Acadia for sharing the important quote below.  

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