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



Maine State Prison Band Prepares for First Public Concert

The doors of the Maine State Prison are about to open to the public for a first-ever concert.

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Maine State Prison Band Prepares for First Public ConcertSounds of Comfort

The group Sounds of Comfort will be performing, a band made up of men inside the walls in Warren.

They’re all members of the hospice program there and help take care of sick and dying prisoners.

The musicians are all prisoners at the Maine State Prison, and they (along with about 12 others) are trained hospice volunteers who serve terminally ill men in the prison infirmary the same way patient care volunteers in all hospices serve patients.

Making Tough Decisions...

Cookie Horner, left, and Nan Miller, representing Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County, recently conducted a two-week class called “How to Have The Conversation” at Southwest Harbor Public Library.


Slideshow from 40 year of HVHC

Grief Support

Join us for a free online 8-week grief support group starting the week of September 28, specific weekday and time to be determined based on  based on participant availability.

Support Group Registration

Please register soon as this group may fill up!

Notecards to support HVHC

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!

Best of the Best!

Volunteers of the Year

Beginning the Conversation

Why I Volunteer...

Why I Volunteer