volunteer opportunities

Access Health volunteers provide a wonderful service to our community by supporting our mission to make healthier choices available to all. We have several volunteer opportunities available in a variety of different interest areas. Your time and energy truly make a difference in your community by providing support and input to our staff.

Join a Committee

We welcome community involvement, insight, and input in any of the following bi-monthly committees:

Chronic Disease Committee: This committee focuses on prevention and raising awareness of asthma, cancer, diabetes, heart attack, and stroke.

Communities Against Substance Abuse: Engages all members of the community to work together to prevent substance abuse and underage drinking.

Tackling Tobacco Committee: Committee members work with staff to bring about policy change for schools, businesses, recreation departments and other public venues. volunteers help organize activities to educate the community about the dangers of secondhand smoke.

Physical Activity and Nutrition Committee: Committee members help staff coordinate programs and activities related to increasing physical activity and promotion of good nutritional practices in our communities, schools, and worksites.

Work Healthy Committee: Access Health is an active member of the Bath and Brunswick Healthy Maine Street Committees. For more information, contact Linda Christie, 373-6926.

Ongoing Volunteer Positions

Advocacy Network Member: Involved in advocacy and policy change for health-related legislative issues on both the local and statewide level. Usually work via email and is active mainly during legislative sessions.

Nominating and Membership Assistant: Assists staff in recruitment of new members and nominates individuals for offices.

Speakers Bureau: Provide one or two presentations a year in a variety of settings such as schools, worksites and community groups. Topics include tobacco, physical activity, and nutrition.

General Assistant:  Work on short-term projects, organize materials, and/or attend health fairs and community events as needed.