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


Patient Care

Patient care

Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County is a non-profit, Maine State Licensed volunteer support organization, founded in 1980. Our mission is to provide non-medical assistance to patients and families who are facing the end-of-life, support to those who grieve the loss of a loved one, and provide education and advocacy for the community on death and bereavement issues.

Hospice care is patient and family centered. We respond to individual and community needs. There are presently ninety active patient care volunteers that are organized in the community areas of Blue Hill and the peninsula, Bucksport, Ellsworth/Downeast, and Mount Desert Island. A volunteer regional coordinator manages each area. Four staff members coordinate volunteer and program activities and community outreach. Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County staff and volunteers work as team members with local physicians, in-patient and residential facilities, home care organizations, churches, neighborhood organizations and schools to provide care for individuals and families. The Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County office maintains an extensive lending library on end-of-life care and bereavement topics. All services are offered free of charge.

Slideshow from 40 year of 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!

Dearest Folks at Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County,

My family and I can’t thank you enough for all you did to care for our mother. You helped make the last days of her life have more joy and peace than anything we could do.


Best of the Best!

Volunteers of the Year

Beginning the Conversation

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Why I Volunteer