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


Our Services

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.  

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!

Hospice News

Free Online Grief Support Group

Grieving in this time of social isolation due to Covid-19 can be especially challenging. You are not alone. Support from others who have also experienced a loss can help you cope with the pain of grief.  

 Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County is offering a free online grief support group for those who have lost a loved one. Meetings will take place on a weekly basis during the period of September 28—November 20, with the weekday and time to be determined by the availability of registered participants. 

 This group is:

  • Confidential and free of charge
  • Meets online weekly for 8 weeks
  • Starting at the end of September, so register soon!

 To register, click the Support Group Registration button to the right of this screen. For  more information you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call our office at 667-2531.

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