Become an EMMC Volunteer

Eastern Maine Medical Center volunteers are community ambassadors for healthy lifestyles and compassionate living. We serve patients, support families, and assist the staff in striving to fulfill EMMC's mission with caring, competence and dignity.

We have many opportunities for you to help patients and families, giving back to your community.

EMMC Adult Volunteer 
If you are interested in becoming an adult volunteer (18 years or older) at EMMC, please see the below steps:
  1. Fill out an application. View or print out an application form and file by mail, contact us at 207.973.7850 to receive an application with a postage-paid envelope, or click here to apply on-line
  2. Attend an Information/Orientation Session
  3. Personal Interview
    At your personal interview, we will discuss your time availability, skills, interests, and goals. Together, we will identify positions you may be qualified to consider. Some positions require second interviews. The personal interview takes about one hour of your time.
  4. Health Screening Tests 
    In addition to filling out a health history, EMMC volunteers will submit to the following screenings with no charge to the volunteer:
    • The tuberculosis (TB) screening requires three visits to the medical center to complete. Most TB screenings result in a normal reading; however, if the TB screen is abnormal, or if the volunteer is unable to have a TB skin test, a chest x-ray will be required. Proof of immunizations against mumps, measles, chicken pox and rubella are required. If the volunteer does not have proof, a titer will be drawn to verify immunity status. If the blood test indicates that you are not immune to any of these diseases, the medical center will offer the immunization free of charge.

EMMC Student Volunteer Program
"As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands -- one for helping yourself, the other for helping others." -- Audrey Hepburn

Volunteer Ethics 
Standing by Each Other -Volunteer Ethics provide a framework of decency for relationships.
The Ethics of Volunteering - Volunteers agree to:
  • Hold confidential all types of information they may obtain.
  • Donate their services without contemplation of compensation or future employment.
  • Not sell goods or services, request contributions or solicit people concerning political or religious groups.
  • Be punctual, conscientious and to conduct themselves with dignity, courtesy and consideration.
  • Work out problems with their Volunteer Leaders
  • Accept training opportunities to enhance volunteer service.
  • Follow health and life safety guidelines.

Expect It from Volunteer Services - Volunteer Services provides:
  • Timely and professional interview. Volunteers are not discriminated against due to political affiliation, sex, race, religion, age or disability. The Medical Center reserves the right to screen applicants and to provide reasonable accommodation as needed.
  • Information about the volunteer program and access to appropriate training opportunities to enhance the volunteer's service.
  • Timely answers to questions.
  • Serious consideration of ideas volunteers may present for new programs.
  • Records of volunteer service.
  • Respect for volunteer's right to privacy.
  • Support for volunteers and additional opportunities as desired and appropriate.

Expect It Where You Serve - What can be expected from The Volunteer's Department of Service:
  • Respect for volunteers' skills, interests and concerns.
  • Clear Volunteer Role assignments.
  • Adequate supervision.
  • Training and on-going in-service opportunities.
  • Feedback on volunteer performance of role.
  • To be treated as one of the service team, focused on filling the mission of the medical center.