Adult Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at MMC. Our Adult Volunteers are homemakers, college students, retirees, and business people who are 18 years of age or older.

Completing our volunteer orientation is mandatory and the first step in becoming a volunteer. Placement is made on the basis of hospital needs and a determination of a good match between the individual and the assignment. The safety and care of our patients is the driving force of volunteer placement. To learn more about the Volunteer Program, please view our Volunteer Opportunities & Locations.

Before you proceed, ask yourself these questions to ensure that you are able to fulfill the role of a volunteer.

  • Am I 18 years of age or older?
  • 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?
  • If English is a second language, have I reached ESL Proficiency Level 4?
  • Do I hold a valid U.S. Social Security Number?

If you answer "no" to any, it is possible that our organization may not meet your goals as a volunteer. If you answer "yes" to all then please continue on to our steps for getting started below.

Getting Started

Complete our online orientation, evaluation/checklist and application:

Online Orientation, evaluation/checklist and application

If you need assistance, please call Volunteer Services at (207) 662-2205.

We are fortunate to receive many volunteer applications. If an opportunity is available we will contact you with next steps.

Annual Safety & Policy Review

Maine Medical Center is committed to keeping our environment safe for our patients, staff, volunteers and visitors. Each year we ask you, as MMC volunteers, to review the key principles from the hospital’s most important policies.

It is required that all volunteers complete this annual review.  

  1. Read the Annual Safety & Policy Review
  2. Complete the Volunteer Annual Review Self-Test
  3. Print and sign the Confidentiality Agreement
  4. Complete the Hand Hygiene Education

Return forms to:

Volunteer Services

Maine Medical Center
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME  04102
Fax: (207) 662-4123 or
Email: ellisc2@mmc.org

Questions? Call Volunteer Services at (207) 662-2205

Helpful Resources & Policies