Volunteer At The Dempsey Center

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Dempsey Center volunteer!

Dempsey Center volunteers do a broad scope of skilled work to help with service delivery. Volunteers are integrated and engaged at all levels of our organization. Open volunteer positions are posted on this page.

POSITION: Volunteer Cancer Mentor

DEPARTMENT: Programs and Services
SUPERVISOR: Maine Cancer Mentor Program Coordinator

PURPOSE OF POSITION: To provide high quality emotional support to individuals dealing with a new cancer diagnosis. Cancer mentors help allay fears, talk through concerns, discuss available cancer support resources, and provide reassurance.

COMMITMENT: One year (renewable each year) | Able to provide phone and email support from personal devices; creating one’s own schedule to best meet programs participant’s needs while maintaining appropriate. boundaries.

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OPEN POSITION: Reiki Volunteer

LOCATION: Lewiston Dempsey Center
DEPARTMENT: Complementary Therapies
SCHEDULE: 3-4 hours per week

DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Reiki volunteer offers Reiki to clients of the Dempsey Center, creating a safe and trusting environment, for the purpose of relaxation, anxiety and stress reduction, and to promote better sleep. During a session, the volunteer’s hands are lightly placed on or above the client’s fully clothed body. Reiki may be used safely before, during or after any medical intervention, and is intended as a complementary rather than alternative practice.

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OPEN POSITION: Reiki Programming Facilitator

LOCATION: Lewiston & South Portland Dempsey Center
DEPARTMENT: Complementary Therapies
SCHEDULE: 2-4 hours per week

DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Reiki programming facilitator volunteer position is for a Reiki Master level teacher comfortable preparing for and leading an Intro to Reiki one-hour workshop, and will serve as the primary person to organize, implement, and present a three-hour Reiki for Self-Care Workshop.

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