Join our family of Volunteers!

As a volunteer, you will be part of a team fulfilling an important mission: to provide compassion, care and comfort for those coping with a life-limiting illness, and support to their families and loved ones. 

Our volunteers experience profound emotional and spiritual rewards that come from deeply meaningful work, whether they contribute direct service or organizational support.

Hospice of Southern Maine offers many volunteer opportunities that include Direct Care, Complimentary Services, and Special Event/Episodic tasks.

  • If you are interested in Direct Service or Special Event/Episodic Assignments, please contact Volunteer Services at 207-303-5037 to receive an application/information packet.
  • Our HSM Training Courses are held on Zoom and consist of two full 8-hour Thursdays, one 5-hour Friday, two half-day (4.5-hour) Friday sessions.
  • The next Online Volunteer Training will take place September 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, and 22nd. Please contact Volunteer Services at 207-303-5037 to apply and for more information.
  • We encourage individuals with the desire to care for others, pet therapy dogs, reiki certification, and/or musical talents to apply.

Additional Information

For those who are interested in opportunities as a Direct Service Volunteer, it is recommended you 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 Special Event/Episodic Volunteer.

For more information, please review the Hospice Volunteer document below.

Commitment and Requirements:

  • Favorable Background Check
  • Substance abuse testing with a negative result
  • Mandatory TB Screening and immunization documentation
  • A minimum commitment of 3-4 hours per week for a minimum of 1 year
  • Volunteers must complete all annual requirements.

If you are interested in becoming a Direct Service Volunteer, please contact our volunteer department.

Phone: 207-303-5037


From Our Volunteers

“It was probably one of the most honest and non-judgmental relationships without expectations that I have ever been privileged to have. And it’s made me a much better person.” —Lora Larrivee