Volunteers are the life-blood of Hospice and volunteers make a difference.
Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County is always looking for volunteers of many types: Patient Care Volunteers – offering support to individuals living at the end of life and their caregivers; Bereavement Facilitators – offering support to those grieving the loss of a loved one; Special Events Volunteers – helping to plan and carry out special community and fundraising events; Office Volunteers – helping in the office with mailings, phone coverage and other projects; Board of Directors – volunteers serve as Board members and provide both insight and elbow grease to the organization’s programs. All Volunteers are strongly supported by HVHC staff in their service.
More than 130 carefully trained men and women serve Blue Hill and the peninsula, Ellsworth / Downeast, Bucksport and Mount Desert Island as community hospice volunteers.
Frequently Asked Questions about volunteering with Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County
How much training does it take to be a Volunteer?
Patient Care Volunteers and Bereavement Support Volunteers receive 30 hours of training.
Community Volunteers are trained on the job.
What is a bereavement support volunteer?
Bereavement Support Volunteers receive an additional 12 to 24 hours of bereavement training to support those who have lost loved ones and are grieving.
Are there other ways to volunteer?
Yes. Volunteers are needed for many tasks, like special event planning and coordination and community outreach support.
Can I help out in the office?
Yes! Office volunteers are needed for many tasks, such as mailings, to answering telephones, and for other general office duties.