We are all just walking each other home. - Ram Dass

Volunteer Spotlight

Many Aroostook House of Comfort volunteers have been touched personally by hospice care. They were moved by the compassionate care their loved ones received and wanted to give back through volunteering. Their perspective makes our volunteers so valuable to patients and their families.


Hospice volunteers go through a seven-week training provided by Northern Light Home Care & Hospice. NLHCH recently redeveloped a slightly different take on “in-person” training to meet CDC guidelines during the pandemic, allowing applicants to train via Zoom. Despite Covid-19, caring and compassionate people participated in new hospice volunteer training. These pioneers are the first to attend the 30-hour hospice volunteer training virtually. Volunteers who successfully complete the training program become Direct Care volunteers, which allows them to make home hospice visits and phone calls with patients and family members. They can also volunteer at the Aroostook House of Comfort, provide bereavement support, and participate in any Northern Light Home Care & Hospice event or function.

New volunteers for Aroostook County are Bruce Alexander, Karen Kerr, Crystal Laster, Heidi Thompson, and Darren West.


Northern Light Home Care & Hospice new hospice volunteer trainees participating via ZOOM throughout the State of Maine.

Row 1: Gloria Carter, Robin Haynes, VC-Aroostook, Ron Eby, and Suzanne Gauthier

Row 2: Sarah Cote, VC-Bangor, Bruce Alexander, Judith Murphy, and Bill Lagerstrom

Row 3: Gary MacDonald, Juliette Sutherland, Eigen Heald, and Heidi Thompson

Row 4: Crystal Laster; no picture available for Lee White

If you are interested in becoming a hospice voluteer, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more information. 


Northern Light Home Care & Hospice

Robin Haynes

18 Green Hill Drive

Presque Isle, ME  04769

Office:  1-800-757-3326

Direct:  207-764-9404