Volunteer Orientation and Training

Welcome to your new role with Southern Maine Agency on Aging.

Our volunteer orientation consists of three parts:

  • A volunteer welcome packet
  • Our volunteer orientation
  • Dementia Awareness Training

Volunteer Welcome Packet

You will receive your Volunteer Welcome Packet in the mail or in person after you have:

  • Completed a volunteer enrollment form
  • Interviewed with SMAA Volunteer Services
  • Provided references
  • Interviewed with your volunteer position supervisor
  • Passed a criminal background check

Volunteer Orientation

Volunteer orientation is held on a bi-weekly basis at SMAA's Main Office in Scarborough or at the Sam L. Cohen Center in Biddeford. During these regularly scheduled opportunities, our Volunteer Services staff will cover everything you need to know to become active volunteers. A schedule of upcoming orientation opportunities is available through Volunteer Services staff.

Dementia Awareness Training

As part of our goal of improving dementia awareness and increase capabilities for our volunteers, volunteers must complete the "Dementia Basics Training" as part of their volunteer role. 

Click on this link to begin the "Dementia Basics" Training. When you have finished this training, please complete the post-training survey by clicking on this link.