Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County is here to provide whatever resources and support we can to our community, free of charge. Our vision is that no one in Waldo County need die nor grieve alone.

For those caring for someone who is terminally ill

Support Services for Patients, Families and Caregivers
Our trained volunteers are available to support patients and families facing a life-limiting illness. We serve as companions so that medical providers, hospice workers and caregivers can do what they need to do.

We can:

    • visit a patient regularly to offer emotional support
    • stay with a patient so the caregivers can take a break
    • provide rides to medical treatments
    • run errands
    • read to a patient
    • write letters and make calls
    • provide practical and emotional support to a patient and their family, friends and caregivers
    • help with funeral planning
    • support family members through the first year of bereavement
    • suggest educational resources
    • offer the use of our lending library

We also offer caregiver support groups, which are a way for caregivers to share experiences, insights, suggestions and words for encouragement with others who face similar challenges. We meet weekly over Zoom. To find out more, contact us at

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Navigating Next Steps

Advance Care Planning

Grief and Loss

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Lending Library

We loan books and videos on death and end of life issues including all aspects of caregiving, hospice work, and bereavement support. Our library includes resources suitable for patients, family members of all ages, and healthcare professionals. Contact us for resource suggestions at or click below to see a list of our materials.

Volunteer companions in times of illness, dying and grief.

Talk with us

In Waldo County, no one need die or grieve alone. Please reach out to us so we can support you. We will try to get back to you within 24-48 hours.

207-505-4434    |    Email

HVOWC, PO Box 772, Belfast, Maine 04915