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As a donor or a volunteer VNA Home Health Hospice needs you!

Gifts to VNA Home Health Hospice enable us to visit patients on remote islands, offer telehealth services, assist those without sufficient health insurance, and provide emergency aid to hospice families.  We accept credit card gifts via our safe and secure website. If you prefer to donate via check, please mail them to: PO Box 931 Bangor 04402.

Donations are also needed to support the Boyne Fund. This fund is used for continuing education for VNA Clinicians across the state to ensure the highest level of skilled expertise is available to all of our patients.

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VNA relies on the help and support of many volunteers in a variety of capacities. If you are interested in lending your talent and time to support VNA’s mission, please consider one of these interesting opportunities:

Office Volunteer
VNA has busy office settings. Opportunities for interested volunteers include assisting with mailing, medical record filing, special projects, and copying and collating materials to be used with VNA patients, staff, and the public. Most office volunteers volunteer 2 to 4 hours per week on a regular schedule, although some are “on call” for special projects.
Volunteers must submit an application, interview with the Volunteer Coordinator, complete a background check, health screening, provide documentation of auto insurance, and agree to our agency policies.

Hospice Volunteer
Every day of life is precious. As a hospice volunteer you will experience first-hand how the VNA Hospice Team helps our clients live their final months, weeks, and days as fully and comfortably as possible. You will be part of a team working to provide a family with the best quality of life possible during a difficult time.

Direct Service Hospice Volunteers visit clients in their homes and offer non-medical support. Providing respite for caregivers and companionship for the client are the most frequent requests of our hospice volunteers. Practical help with transportation, errands, dishes, laundry, and walking the dog are a few of the other ways our volunteers have helped.

Direct Service Volunteers must complete a 24-hour hospice volunteer training, offered twice a year. Volunteers often say the training is a remarkable personal growth experience as we learn about hospice, work on communication skills, explore our own personal death awareness, discuss family dynamics and spirituality, and learn about comfort measures and about grief support – all elements of our holistic approach to care. We ask for monthly reporting of service provided. Once assigned to a hospice client, we ask for a minimum commitment of two hours per week.

Hospice Office Volunteers help with clerical tasks including mailing, filing, copying, data entry, and maintaining our library.

All volunteers must complete an application, interview, background check, satisfy health requirements, provide proof of automobile insurance, and agree to our agency policies.

Prayer Shawl Volunteers
South Portland: Our Prayer Shawl volunteers meet from 4:00 to 6:00 on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at VNA to work on our projects together. This group has been meeting since November 2009 and welcomes new members.
Please feel free to join us at our Monday meetings.

Pathfinders Volunteers
Bangor Area: Volunteers are fundamental to the Pathfinders program, which offers support to grieving children and their families. Specially trained volunteers serve as facilitators, offering age appropriate opportunities for children and their family members both to express their grief and learn about the grieving process and develop new coping skills to handle their losses. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or learning about becoming a volunteer, please contact Linda Boyle, Coordinator, 973-8269.

As a facilitator, you can expect to gain skill and knowledge in the following areas related to grief and loss:
  • Better understanding and appreciation for the special concerns of grieving children and their families;
  • Group dynamics
  • Individual/Group communication/Teaming and co-teaming;
  • Conflict Resolution/Anger management;
  • Parenting in grief;
  • Child developmental stages related to the grieving process.
Faith Community Nurse Volunteers
Cumberland and Aroostook Counties: If you are an active member of a faith community and would like to help your fellow parishioners who are recovering from illness or surgery, or in need a transportation to the doctor call us and we will help you get involved.

For more information about us, call (800) 757-3326