Want to Help
No one in Waldo County need die nor grieve alone. Please consider joining us in our vision of being companions to those facing the end of life and those dealing with grief. Your generous support makes our work possible.
Volunteer with Us
If you’d like to learn more about our work, please check out this short documentary video about Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County, Getting on the Bus, by Valerie Zehring.
We are always looking for new volunteers. The role of the volunteer on the hospice caregiving team is central to bringing comfort and companionship to hospice families.
Are you a good listener? Do you like to offer meaningful help to others? Then you have the essential qualities of a hospice volunteer.
We hold volunteer trainings in the spring and the fall. Our trainings are 40 hours, and consist of 8 weekly sessions and one all-day class. The cost is $65, which covers a background check. Scholarships are available.
Our volunteers are people of all ages and from all walks of life. No medical background is not necessary. We also seek those who can help in the office and with fundraising events.
Hospice volunteers offer assistance in all kinds of ways! Sometimes it is sitting at the bedside of a patient, but sometimes it is shoveling a snowy walkway, baking cookies, or helping a grandchild plant a memory garden. We also need administrative assistance, so you might stuff envelopes with bereavement support materials or help plan fundraising events. We match the skills our volunteers offer with the needs of the neighbors who request our help.
We are also proud of our creative community partnerships. We love to partner with musicians, artists, and entertainers–anyone who might be interested in sharing their skills to enhance the quality of life for people living with serious illness or bring solace to those on a journey of grief.
We are always looking for people to join our community of caring to help us figure out how we can best serve the people of Waldo County.
If you would like to volunteer with us, please reach out at email@example.com.
Support our work
Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County is an independent, non-profit organization that relies on donations from our generous community. We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and all our services are provided free of charge. To help support our work, please consider making a donation. All donations, large or small, are deeply appreciated by our staff, board, volunteers and those we serve.
All donations to Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County are tax-deductible. If you wish, you may donate in someone’s memory: please contact us to discuss at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may choose to make a one-time donation or you may choose to make regular contributions.
To donate via this website, please use our secure service here. (You do not need a PayPal account to make a donation via this service.) Donations are also accepted by mail:
HVOWC, PO Box 772, Belfast ME 04915
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.
HVOWC, PO Box 772, Belfast, Maine 04915