Volunteers play an important role in the overall success of Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital. Our active volunteer network assists patients, families and visitors and are valued members of the health care team.
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Volunteer Opportunities Include:
Pen Bay Medical Center volunteers share their time, talents, compassion and expertise with our patients, families, visitors and staff in dozens of areas and departments. Volunteering can be a rewarding and enriching experience for all. We look forward to exploring volunteer opportunities with you.
- Must be 18 years of age or older (15 or older for select roles. If applicant is less than 18 years of age, parent or legal guardian must sign all documents.)
- Be willing to commit to a minimum of 4 hours per week, for a minimum of 6 months
- Complete and submit an application
- Participate in a personal interview
- Successfully complete mandatory orientation (1.5 days; usually offered twice per month)
- Consent to a Criminal Background/ Sex Offender Registry Check
- Strictly adhere to confidentiality policy
- Provide authorization for your physician to complete a medical reference form
- Complete PPD (tuberculosis) & immunization screening through PBMC Employee Health
- Successfully complete training in your assigned area
- Be a champion of Courteous Communication and Excellence Always.
- Must have a positive & professional attitude and a desire to help others
Please call 207-301-8552 for more information.
The Knox Center offers many volunteer opportunities, whether working directly with patients or doing office work to help keep things running smoothly. In addition to being a meaningful way to serve our community, there are many benefits to being a health care volunteer. Volunteering offers an opportunity to research a new career, meet new people and get to know the community. Ask any volunteer and they will tell you their lives are richer for the experience!
Whatever your interest, hobby or skill, most likely there is a way to share it as a volunteer. Most volunteer assignments can be tailored to meet an individual’s needs, interests and availability. Let us know what interests you, and we will work to find an opportunity that will benefit both you and our community!
For more information, please call 207-301-6850.
We also welcome visits from local schools and community groups. If you are interested in bringing your class or group to the Knox Center for a visit or to perform music or provide other forms of entertainment, please call 207-301-6851.
Volunteers play an important role in the overall success of Waldo County General Hospital. Our active volunteer network assists patients,families and visitors and are valued members of the health care team.
Who can volunteer?
Our volunteers are people with a desire to help others, a professional attitude and a willingness to learn new things. Waldo County General Hospital’s volunteer program welcomes people over the age of 18. Most volunteers donate 4-6 hours a day once or twice a month. Lunch is provided to each volunteer working at least four hours in a day.
How do I get started?
Once your completed application is received, your references will be checked, a background screening will be done, and you will be scheduled for an interview. If you desire to work in the hospital, you are scheduled to attend a mandatory training session which covers safety, infection control and confidentiality.
You are also required to have a lab screening to test for immunity to tuberculosis, mumps and measles. The test is provided at no cost to you. After your training is complete, a committee chairperson will contact you about volunteering in the areas that you have chosen and will provide a tour of the hospital, a name tag, a volunteer jacket and job training.
Training is not required for volunteer work outside of the hospital.
While Sussman House support volunteers don’t have direct patient interaction, they do all the things that make the Sussman House feel like home such as welcoming visitors, baking, cooking, gardening, answering the phone, light office work and helping with special events. Volunteers are central to our work.
Call 207-593-9355 for more information.
Are you 15 to 19 years old and interested in a health care career? Join our Junior Summer Volunteer Program at Pen Bay Medical Center.
The summer program runs Monday – Thursday for eight weeks each summer. You must be able to commit to at least seven of the eight weeks. Volunteers will be assigned to two departments on the same day of the week for the duration of the program.
Department assignments may include radiology, in-patient medical surgical unit, patient access reception and escort, volunteer department and the gift shop. Space is limited and placement in a specific hospital department cannot be guaranteed.
- A sincere interest in health care and a desire to help others
- Between the ages of 15 and 19
- Available from 8 am to 3:30 pm on assigned days each week for at least seven of the eight weeks
- Have a positive and respectful attitude.
- Be committed to confidentiality and patient safety
- If accepted, applicants must successfully complete all steps of the process detailed below and comply with all program guidelines
- Complete the application (with parental or legal guardian consent on all documents)
- Successfully complete the interview process
- Submit a completed health screening form and consent to a background check
- Successfully complete general and department-specific orientations
- Work experience in a health care environment
- Personal and professional development
- Learn new skills
- Help others and your community
- Build your college resume
- Career exploration
- Be recognized for your contributions
Please call 207-301-8552 for more information.