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Make volunteering a New Year's resolution

Date: 01/12/2023

Bangor, Maine (January 12, 2022) – Since the beginning of 2020, the pandemic has shaped all of us and affected both our work and personal lives. It has been a call to action for those who work on the front lines, including Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Volunteer and Community Development Services department.

“The pandemic has influenced how we deliver patient care, interact with our community, and navigate our lives both inside and outside the Medical Center,” says Stacey Coventry¸ director, Volunteer and Community Development Services. “We’re asking our community to join the call and help us give back to those in need.”
Volunteer opportunities at the Medical Center are varied and appeal to a wide range of interests. From delivering the Care Cart through hospital units to bring joy to staff, patients, and families, to providing a friendly phone call to seniors living alone, the volunteer program offers a way for people to offer important service to the community in a way that suits them.

Volunteering is a great way to build new friendships, apply skills and talents to help others, and gain personal satisfaction from supporting those in need. Volunteers may include:
  • People working from home who want to get out and connect with their community
  • People who are retired and looking for a way to stay active while supporting those in need
  • Students pursuing a career in healthcare who want real-life experience
Anyone searching for an opportunity to make a difference in their community is invited to join the volunteer team at the Medical Center. For more information, visit our volunteer site here.
Note: Media wishing to speak with a member of Volunteer Services can contact Marketing and Communications at 207.973.9530 or at