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ORGANIZATION: SOUTHERN MAINE AGENCY ON AGING

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Are you a resident of the greater Portland area with an interest in volunteering in a Hospital setting? There are a number of opportunities currently being offered by Maine Medical Center with the support of Southern Maine Agency on Aging!

Opportunities include:

  • The Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) seeks to aid patients over the age of 70 in maintaining their cognitive, physical, and emotional well-being while hospitalized by working as part of an interdisciplinary team to improve the hospital experience. This position has openings at both Southern Maine Health Center ( Biddeford ) & Maine Medical Center ( Portland ) !
  • Food Pantry Volunteers support the daily functions of the food pantry.
  • Gift Shop Volunteers assist the gift shop manager with daily functions.
  • Transitional Care Communities Volunteers will involve and engage long-stay patients in activities to aid in maintaining cognitive, physical and emotional well-being.

When and where will volunteer training/orientation take place: Southern Maine Health Center / Maine Medical Center

Who will provide the training, and how long will it take: Volunteers will undergo a general hospital orientation. Depending on the role, training typically is a total 12-15 hours. This includes a combination of classroom training and precepted practice with a seasoned volunteer/staff member. Volunteers also participate in periodic retraining and a formal quality assurance process.

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About SOUTHERN MAINE AGENCY ON AGING

Location:

30 Barra Road, Biddeford, ME 04005, US

Mission Statement

The Southern Maine Agency on Aging’s mission is to improve the quality of life for older adults, adults with disabilities, and the people who care for them.

Description

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY!

Southern Maine Agency on Aging Volunteer Services provides opportunities to make a difference in the community through volunteer service. Volunteers contribute anywhere from a few to over forty hours a week, serving through schools, meals on wheels, hospitals and other nonprofit and public organizations to help meet critical community needs. We offer maximum flexibility and choice to our volunteers. RSVP matches the personal interests and skills of the over age 55 volunteer to opportunities in selected imapct service areas to help solve community problems. RSVP volunteers receive supplemental insurance while on duty, and on-the-job training from the agency or organization where they are placed.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Hunger
Seniors
Health & Medicine, Hunger, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

22 Bramhall StPortland, ME 04102

(43.65272,-70.27672)
 

SKILLS

  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Nutrition
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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