Volunteer Benefits

  • Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center volunteers receive a 30 percent discount in the cafeteria when wearing their name tag and a 20 percent discount in the Auxiliary Gift Shop. A 15 percent discount is also available (with some restriction) at the Medical Center Pharmacy (Miller Drug).
  • After two months of service, Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center volunteers are invited to participate in workshops sponsored by the Medical Center’s Education and Training Department. Some of these workshops may be free of charge, or carry a nominal fee. Contact Volunteer Services for more information.
  • Free flu shots are available during October and November.
  • Medical Center volunteers may join our Credit Union.
  • Medical Center volunteers may become members of the Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center Auxiliary.
  • Medical Center volunteers may join the Fitness Center at no charge.
  • Volunteers receive a volunteer jacket, smock, or vest. All receive a photo ID. Uniforms and photo IDs are to be cared for by the volunteer and returned when volunteer service ends.
  • Volunteers are permitted to park in employee parking areas. There is a map provided to illustrate further definition of permitted and unpermitted parking areas. Volunteers should feel free to use Valet parking.
  • Each Spring Northern Maine Eastern Maine Medical Center holds a recognition event for volunteers. Service pins and certificates recognizing hours of service rendered to the medical center are awarded. The first award is issued when the volunteer has contributed 100 hours of service. At 3,000 hours, the volunteer's name is placed on the honor board in the main lobby.
  • Volunteers are welcome to check out material from the Hadley Parrot Medical Library, which contains both technical information and medical information for the consumer.
  • Medical screening requirements are provided free of charge. Written records of results are provided upon request.
  • Volunteer mileage is deductible on itemized income tax returns. To obtain a record of service, contact Volunteer Services Office.