How to Become a Volunteer

If you are 18 years or older and interested in becoming a volunteer at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center, there are a few steps we need you to complete first. 

  1. Fill out and application online or print and fill out an application - Print out an application form and file by mail. You can also contact us at 207-973-7850 to receive an application packet with a postage-paid envelope.

  2. Attend a Volunteer Orientation Session

  3. Personal Interview - At your personal interview, we will discuss your time availability, skills, interests, and goals. Together, we will identify positions you may be qualified to consider. Some positions require second interviews. The personal interview takes about one hour of your time.

  4. Health Screening Tests - In addition to filling out a health history, volunteers will submit to the following screenings with no charge to the volunteer:

  • The tuberculosis (TB) screening may require three visits to the Medical Center to complete. Most TB screenings result in a normal reading; however, if the TB screen is abnormal, or if the volunteer is unable to have a TB skin test, a chest x-ray will be required. 

  • Proof of immunizations against mumps, measles, chicken pox, and rubella are required. If the volunteer does not have proof, a titer will be drawn to verify immunity status. If the blood test indicates that you are not immune to any of these diseases, the medical center will offer the immunization free of charge.