Maine Medical Center volunteers provide helping hands and caring words to patients and family members throughout the hospital.
Our dedicated volunteers extend and supplement the services provided by hospital staff. Volunteers carry tremendous responsibility and fill a vital role as they work on behalf of patients in more than 75 areas and departments of the hospital. Our volunteers' interest, enthusiasm, and warmth are of great value in maintaining the hospital's dedication to high quality, personalized healthcare for all patients.
Who are MMC Volunteers?
ore than 700 men, women, young adults, and teenagers throughout the Greater Portland area volunteer for MMC. Each year our volunteers give more than 60,000 hours of their time to the hospital and patients.
Our Adult Volunteers are homemakers, college students, retirees, and business people who are 18 years of age or older.
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The Summer Junior Volunteer Program is designed for teens to gain experience in a healthcare setting, a sense of civic responsibility and a full day work experience. The program is for teens between the ages of 14 and 17. Junior Volunteer Information Night is held in January and interviews take place in February. A mandatory orientation is offered in June. These young people volunteer eight hours per week for seven weeks during the summer.
The Junior Volunteer Program is for teens willing to be responsible, independent and enthusiastic. Program space is limited. Teens are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org with name, address, phone number and year of graduation. Information on the Summer Junior Volunteer Program is mailed in late November or early December.
The Friends of Maine Medical Center
Membership dues provide scholarships to students, health education to the community, and diversion to patients. If you are interested in becoming a Friend, call the Volunteer Office at (207) 662-2205.
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The Visiting Board of the Children's Hospital
Proceeds from the Flower Box provide support to all programs benefiting the care of children and adolescents.
The Women's Board of the Maine General Hospital
Proceeds from the Boutique, Gift Shop, Kiosk and Pavilion Grill sales are given to memorial funds, capital campaigns, and scholarships.
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Where Volunteers Work
Volunteers can be found throughout the hospital assisting staff, patients, and families. Assignments generally require a regular commitment of four hours per week for a minimum period of six months. Volunteers work at our Bramhall Campus, Brighton Campus, Falmouth Campus, Scarborough Campus, and Special Projects.