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.