Volunteering

MaineGeneral encourages everyone to volunteer. Whether you're a recent retiree looking to do something meaningful, a professional looking to give back, or a student interested in community service, MaineGeneral offers many ways to volunteer. We'd love to have you.

From our medical centers, to our long-term care facilities to Hospice, our health care system has many areas where volunteers enhance the services we provide for patients and families.

We'll work with you to find a volunteer opportunity that uses your special skills to their fullest extent.

MGMC Volunteer Program

Each year, adults and students contribute thousands of hours of volunteer service at MaineGeneral Medical Center.

While coming from various backgrounds and communities throughout the Kennebec Valley, they share a common bond – a desire to help others through volunteer service.

We're confident you'll find a deep, personal satisfaction in your volunteer experience with MaineGeneral.

We have summer volunteer opportunities available. Summer volunteers typically are students 14 years and older with an interest in helping others, making a difference and learning new skills.

Complete an online application or print the application form to complete and submit.

Areas of Service

Opportunities for volunteers exist in many departments. Some jobs involve direct patient contact; others are in support service areas.

Our volunteer opportunities include:

Non-Patient Areas:

  • Art Committee
  • Craft Group / Doll Factory
  • Children's Education Program
  • Engineering
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Music Therapy
  • Office Support
  • Pharmacy
  • Retail Spaces

Patient Contact Areas:

  • Medical Oncology
  • Outpatient Services
  • Patient Access
  • Patient Advocate
  • Pet Therapy
  • Spiritual Care
  • Welcome Desk

Patient Care:

  • Hospital Elder Life Program
  • Patient Transport

Volunteer Benefits

  • Annual flu shot
  • Educational programs
  • Free meals
  • Recognition and awards
  • Areas business discounts
  • Access to MaineGeneral's medical library

Contact Us

To learn more, please call:

  • David King, Manager, Volunteer Services
    Phone: (207) 626-1243 or (207) 872-1225
    Fax: (207) 248-5287
    Pager: (207) 580-6133
  • Tracy Lloyd, Coordinator, Volunteer Services
    Phone: (207) 872-1225 or (207) 626-1243
    Fax: (207) 248-5287

Alzheimer's Care Center

To explore volunteer opportunities at the Alzheimer's Care Center, please call (207) 626-1770.

Learn more about the Alzheimer's Care Center.

MGRLTC at Glenridge and MGRLTC at Gray Birch

Volunteers can help in many ways, including:
  • Providing companionship to residents
  • Leading small discussion or activity groups
  • Coordinating projects or activities
  • Providing entertainment

We also welcome the assistance of high school students who need to complete community service/volunteer service requirements. We have strong intergenerational program relationships with children in the Gardiner and Whitefield Head Start program.

Learn more about volunteering at Glenridge. Please call (207) 621-4200.

Learn more about volunteering at Gray Birch. Please call (207) 621-7100.

Hospice Volunteers

Trained Hospice Volunteers offer companionship and both practical and emotional support for individuals and families for up to four hours a week. They complete 32 hours of comprehensive training as well as eight hours of continuing education annually. Volunteers must provide references and have a background check as well.

Volunteers may help with light housekeeping, fixing meals, running errands, providing transportation or just visiting with you while your loved one is away.

Our volunteers are excellent listeners and compassionate people. We try to match your interests and needs to our volunteers. All our volunteers donate their time and skills because they care.

If you are interested in being a Hospice Volunteer, please call toll-free: (877) 561-7299. Learn more about MaineGeneral Hospice.

Spiritual Care Volunteers

Spiritual Care volunteers actively engage with MaineGeneral's patients and their families to offer emotional and spiritual support.

Our volunteers learn the skills needed to provide services to those we care for. Spiritual Care volunteers meet regularly with MaineGeneral's staff chaplains to debrief and discuss patient needs.

Getting Started as a Spiritual Care Volunteer

One of our staff chaplains will interview you briefly to start the process. You then will be interviewed and cleared by MGMC's Volunteer Services Department.

Prospective volunteers must be approved by Volunteer Services before they can participate in the training.

Learn more about Spiritual Care here.

If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering, please call (207) 626-1227.

MGMC Auxiliary

The MGMC Auxiliary raises funds to benefit all campuses of MaineGeneral Medical Center.

Our goal is to promote the well-being of all patients and families in central Maine communities.

MGMC's Auxiliary has raised and donated more than $1 million to support the medical center's efforts in caring for patients and family members.

The Auxiliary on average contributes up to $75,000 annually to support the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment and services, including:

  • Laser equipment
  • Televisions for patient rooms
  • Wash stations for handling hazardous materials
  • A balloon pump for the Cardiac Catheterization Lab
  • Wrist monitors for sleep studies in Respiratory Care
  • Cash donations to the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care
  • Cash donations to the Alfond Center for Health
  • An expansion and remodeling of the gift shop
  • Annual scholarships for adults interested in pursuing careers in health care
  • Bariatric chairs, stretchers and mattresses
  • Surgical scopes and spine drills
  • Blanket warmers

Membership

Membership is open to men and women who want to further MGMC's mission of enhancing, every day, the health of our patients, families and communities.

Our members enjoy being together and doing their part to help MaineGeneral make a difference in people's lives. Auxiliary members find their involvement very rewarding.

Come join us. New members are always welcome!

Scholarships

For information about the health care scholarships supported by the Auxiliary, please contact:

MaineGeneral Health Office of Philanthropy
35 Medical Center Parkway
Augusta, Maine 04330
Phone: (207) 626-1809
Fax: (207) 626-1915