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Volunteer Support

Volunteer support has been an integral part of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice's services for over 40 years. The Program is now widely recognized as one of the most extensive, non-profit, home health care volunteer programs in Maine.

Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice offers a variety of volunteer opportunities that include - Hospice, Bereavement, Camp Dragonfly/Program for Grieving Children & Teens, Grocery & Transportation, Office, Veteran-to-Veteran and Special Events.

Becoming a Volunteer

  • Contact Volunteer Services at 1.800.482.7412 ext. 1280 or 795.9580 for a brief phone interview. This is an opportunity to learn about each of the programs to see what interests you most.
  • Volunteer Services will mail an application to you.
  • References will contacted; a Criminal Background Check will be performed; and for the Camp Dragonfly/Program for Grieving Children & Teens, a DHS (Department of Human Services) check will be initiated.
  • A mandatory TB test will be given at no cost to the volunteer.
  • Volunteers will receive training appropriate to the position for which they are interested.
  • All volunteers will receive training in confidentiality and will sign a confidentiality form and other forms during training.

Commitment

  • A minimum commitment of 2-4 hours per week for 1 year is requested.
  • Volunteers must complete all annual requirements.

Additional Information

For those who are interested in volunteering for Hospice, Bereavement or Camp Dragonfly/Program for Grieving Children & Teens, you must wait one year to volunteer if you have had a significant loss or death in your life. In the year you are waiting, you may choose to volunteer as a Visiting, Grocery, Transportation or Office Volunteer.

"We Honor Veterans" Program

Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice has become a national partner of We Honor Veterans, a pioneering campaign developed by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. As a partner, we will implement ongoing Veteran-centered education for staff and volunteers to help improve the care provided to Veterans.

To learn more about this program, please visit their website at www.wehonorveterans.org.

Testimonial

"My 7 years of Hospice volunteer visiting have been very gratifying for me and surprisingly easy. The people indicate to me what they would like from my visits, such as listening or conversation, reading poetry or short stories or magazine articles, or playing Chinese checkers or other board games, or taking them out for a smoke or for a ride in a wheelchair or automobile. The appreciation shown to me by the people and their families is worth a lot to me, and the people seem to feel very glad to have the friendly visits," states Roger Condit.


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