Become a Hospice of Southern Maine Volunteer:

We are currently accepting applications for our September training. If you are interested in becoming a hospice volunteer, and would like more information, please contact our volunteer department. You may also visit and click on Volunteering. Phone: (207)289-3652.

Volunteers help form the heart of hospice. Their dedication and compassionate care support the well-being of our patients and their families in immeasurable ways, completing the professional circle of hospice care. Volunteers are needed in your community.

Trained and certified hospice volunteers provide an average of 3-4 hours per week of non-medical aid and support to patients and families, including the following:

  • Emotional support to patients and caregivers
  • Respite care to allow caregivers time to themselves
  • Assistance with light household chores, light meal prep or family concerns
  • Help with errands