Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a volunteer at SAH?

  • Complete the online application form or pick one up from Volunteer Resources located on the 3rd floor, A-Wing of SAH

What are the benefits of volunteering at SAH?

  • Complimentary parking pass, for use on your shift
  • Access to training and development opportunities
  • Two recognition events each year (April and December)
  • Experience to put on your resumé
  • Opportunity to give back to our community

What is the time commitment?

  • Commit to at least one 4 hour shift per week for a minimum of six-months. Some exceptions may apply for special programs or students.

Are there opportunities for Students?

  • Yes, students must be at least 15 years of age and able to make a minimum 80-hour commitment.
  • SAH volunteer hours count towards your Community Involvement Hours.
  • Co-op opportunities are also available at SAH, check with your Co-op Advisor for more information.

What will I be doing, and will I be having contact with patients?

  • SAH has a wide variety of opportunities available for volunteers; see our current Opportunities Directory for a complete listing of positions.

How are placement decisions made?

  • Placement decisions are made in consultation with the applicant based on current position openings.

May I change my placement area?

  • Volunteers are encouraged to make a minimum commitment of 6 months to their current placement. However, should other opportunities become available change requests are accepted.

May I take holidays?

  • Taking time for yourself, as a volunteer, is very important to us at SAH and holidays are permitted.  We ask that volunteer provide Volunteer Resources with as much notice as possible.

Do I have to wear a uniform?

  • Sault Area Hospital provides our volunteers with a red smock or vest, ID Badge and name tag to wear over your own clothing during your volunteer time.  All volunteers are expected to keep a neat, clean, professional appearance while volunteering.