Volunteering

Volunteers Make a Difference

Our volunteers come from many different backgrounds, are of varying ages and each has something special to offer. Last year, volunteers donated over 52,000 hours at multiple SMHC locations.

The Role of a Volunteer

Almost 300 men and women from all over York County (and even New Hampshire) volunteer at SMHC. You can find most of them at our Medical Centers in Biddeford and Sanford, but volunteers also play a key role at our eldercare facilities in Sanford, and in our Biddeford, Kennebunk, Saco, Sanford and Waterboro offices.

Whether they are able to help a few hours a week, or a few days a week, volunteers provide a vital link between the excellent care SMHC provides and the people we serve. Our volunteers are important members of the SMHC healthcare team. SMHC and our patients are enriched by our volunteer’s personal touch.

The Benefit of Being an SMHC Volunteer

There are many benefits to being a volunteer, both tangible and intangible. From the camaraderie and friends you’ll make, to the annual recognition event, there’s nothing as fulfilling as belonging to a group that makes a difference.

Benefits include:

  • In-house educational programs
  • Discount program, including pharmacy
  • Annual flu shots and TB screening
  • Annual recognition event
  • Participation in meal voucher program

Volunteer Opportunities

Typical volunteer opportunities include:

  • Greet visitors and patients
  • Run errands, deliver flowers and patient mail
  • Assist various departments with clerical needs
  • Participate in the Chaplain Program
  • Help at community events
  • Help out with special projects
  • Assist staff in the Emergency Department
  • Interact with patients in a variety of ways
  • Work in the food Kiosk and the Gift Shop
  • Assist the Activities Department at eldercare facilities

For more information on how you can join our wonderful family of volunteers, please contact:

Biddeford Medical Center

Melissa Nadeau
Volunteer Services
1 Medical Center Drive
Biddeford, ME 04005
207-283-7225
mlnadeau@smhc.org  

Sanford Medical Center

Kimberly LaChance
Volunteer Services
25 June Street
Sanford, ME 04073
207-490-7322
kjlachance@smhc.org