As a community supported organization, Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area exists because of the generosity, dedication, and compassion of our volunteers. Whether you are interested in volunteering in our hospice care or bereavement programs, working outside in our hospice garden, or giving a few hours a week to work in the resale shop, we would love to have you as a volunteer!
Hospice Care Volunteers provide direct support to our clients and their families, such as companionship visits, respite care, help with errands or transportation, life review and assistance with hobbies and crafts. Following a 24-hour training program, volunteers receive ongoing supervision and continuing education.
Training for Hospice Volunteers is held twice a year. The next training will be held beginning in mid-April in the Belgrade Lakes/Mount Vernon area.
Our Bereavement Care Volunteers facilitate our grief support groups for adults as well as provide one-on-one peer support to clients. Our Hope's Place Volunteers facilitate our groups for grieving children. All bereavement volunteers are trained in group facilitation and issues around grief and loss.
The next Bereavement Facilitator Training will be held on March 5th, 12th and 19th from 5:30-8:30 pm.
Resale Shop Volunteers keep our store running! Working in teams of two or three, they welcome customers, organize and price donations, and run the register. Other volunteers assist with transporting furniture donations and medical equipment.
We also are looking for volunteers who can tend our perennial garden, help us in the office, or be part of our fundraising and special events teams. To join us or to learn more about any of our volunteer opportunities, please call (207) 873-3615 or e-mail .