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Volunteer Services

The Volunteer Services Program is vibrant and reflects the needs of York Hospital, supplementing services provided by paid staff members. The program provides the community a means through which it can support the hospital. If you enjoy working in a team-focused environment where your input and professional judgment are paramount to highly personalized patient care, we’d like to learn more about your goals.

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer Services at York Hospital has a place for everyone. You may be retired, involved in your career, or a stay-at-home parent. Our hospital has varied opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Volunteers assist patients, families, and staff in many different areas within the hospital and its community sites in York, Kittery, Berwick, South Berwick, Wells, Sanford, and Kennebunk. Here is a list of some of the opportunities:

  • Patient rounders: Talking to patients and families about their experience while they are at the hospital.
  • Physician’s offices: Helping where needed in many of our physician practices.
  • Bridges/transportation: A volunteer program that introduces a volunteer to a York Hospital patient in their home for a weekly check-in to help with groceries, transportation, errands, or providing visiting and companionship.
  • Reiki services: Providing relaxation treatments for patients.
  • Pet therapy: Bringing certified pets in the hospital to visit with patients and families.
  • Clerical services: Helping many support services throughout the hospital system with filing and general office work.
  • Greeters/information: Providing a warm greeting and information at the entrances to York Hospital.
  • Dining services: Delivering meals and snacks to patients in the hospital.
  • Clinical areas: Assisting the clinical teams in many areas with support services and errands.
  • Emergency services: Assisting patients and families with support needs during unexpected visits.
  • Special events & fundraising: Many volunteers help the hospital with raising funds and planning and delivering successful events.

To get started, download our volunteer application or contact the Volunteer Office at (207) 351-2224.