Maine Medical Center

Maine Medical Center Volunteers

MaineHealth Maine Medical Center volunteers provide helping hands and caring words to patients and family members on our Portland and Biddeford campuses. Volunteers fill a vital role as they work on behalf of patients and care team members in many different departments and areas in our medical centers. 

Join us! Volunteers make a difference.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at MaineHealth Maine Medical Center. On our Portland campus, we welcome volunteers age 14 years and older. On our Biddeford campus, we welcome volunteers age 18 years and older. Patient care and safety are our top priority. Volunteer assignments are made based on hospital needs and individual suitability for the assignments. Before applying, please ask yourself:

  • Am I able to commit to 3-4 hours a week for at least six months?
  • Do I enjoy working in new situations, taking on different duties, or helping in additional ways based on the needs of the people around me?
  • Do I agree to submit to a criminal background check?
  • Am I comfortable in a health care setting?
  • Do I hold a valid U.S. Social Security Number?

If you answered "no" to any of these questions, it is possible that we may not meet your volunteer goals. If you answered "yes" to all, please proceed.

How do I apply?

Biddeford Campus

Interested in volunteering on our Biddeford campus? Please contact melissa.carrier@mainehealth.org.

Portland Campus

Interested in volunteering on our Portland campus?

  1. Review our Volunteer Opportunities Quick Reference Guide.
  2. Complete our online application form.
  3. We are fortunate to receive many volunteer applications. If an opportunity is available, we will contact you with next steps.

Portland Contact

MaineHealth Maine Medical Center - Portland
Volunteer Services
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME 04102
Phone: 207-662-2205
Email: voluns@mainehealth.org

Biddeford Contact

MaineHealth Maine Medical Center - Biddeford
Volunteer Services
1 Medical Center Drive
Biddeford, ME 04005
Phone: 207-283-7225
Email: melissa.carrier@mainehealth.org

Volunteer Information Center

Current volunteers can access the Volunteer Information Center to view volunteer hours, update personal information and access Safety & Policy Review information.

Portland Campus Auxiliary Boards

If you are interested supporting, or becoming a member of, our Auxiliary Boards, please contact voluns@mainehealth.org or 207-662-2205.

Organized in 1877 as The Ladies' Visiting and Advisory Board, the early volunteers inspected the hospital kitchens and visited the ward patients, donating 12 rocking chairs for their comfort. In 1930, they were instrumental in establishing the Hospital Social Service Department. In 1947, the ladies started a canteen and gift counter in the Maine General Hospital and, thus, established their mission, which continues to this day.

All profits are donated to benefit Maine Medical Center and its patients, to be used for such things as equipment, clinic needs, Memorial Funds, Capital Campaigns and other projects. In addition, The Women's Board annually awards scholarships to nursing, medical technology and surgical technology students. In 1991, The Women's Board established "The Medical Education Residency Endowment Fund."

The Women's Board of the Maine General Hospital operates the MMC's Pavilion Grill, Boutique, Gift Shop and Kiosk. The Women's Board consists of more than 50 active and sustaining members, each volunteering in one of the shops. Many more volunteers staff the shops, serving approximately 1,000 people each day. New volunteers are always welcome. Membership on the Women's Board is by invitation to volunteers of the Pavilion Grill, Gift Shop or Boutique.

The Visiting Board was formed in 1910 for the purpose of supporting programs that benefit the care of children and adolescents at Maine Medical Center. We focus on supporting the Let’s Go program, Children’s Miracle Network, and requests from various clinical departments for items needed by pediatric patients.

The Visiting Board oversees operations for the Flower Box on the Portland Campus, which is also the source for most of the funds raised. Proceeds from the Flower Box provide support to all programs benefiting the care of children and adolescents. In addition to the Board, other volunteers assist the staff in arranging flowers, making deliveries, and marketing products. We believe that providing a smile to those most in need is just as important as the other services we provide. We are always looking for others who would like to play a part whether you know flowers or not!