Sault Area Hospital’s Volunteer Resources program is an integral part of our health care team by enhancing services to our patients, visitors, staff and physicians while being ambassadors for Sault Area Hospital through their demonstration of Sault Area Hospital’s iCcare values.

Sault Area Hospital has many volunteers who dedicate their time to enhancing the patient experience. Our active Volunteer Team of more than 530 contribute over 65,000 hours per year. On any given day, around 50 volunteers can be found at SAH. They are easily identifiable by their friendly smiles and bright red vests. Volunteers can be found escorting people to units, answering visitor inquiries at the information desk, helping out in units and clinics, and staffing the gift shop. These support roles are crucial in ensuring great service and experiences for our patients and visitors. SAH is grateful to have such caring individuals who volunteer their time to assist others.

The Sault Area Hospital Volunteer Association (SAHVA) organizes and executes various initiatives to raise funds for vital medical equipment through special events, craft and bake sales, raffles, lottery ticket sales, and through the gift shop. The fundraising initiatives completed by the SAHVA have directly assisted in the expansion of services now offered at SAH.

By supporting the SAHVA gift shop, HELLP lottery tickets, fundraising events and initiatives, you assist in the purchase of leading-edge medical equipment which allows the medical professionals of our community hospital to continue to provide excellent care, close to home. 

By becoming a member of the Board of Directors, you are considered to be a volunteer with SAH and a member of the SAHVA and are most welcome to attend meetings, dinners, or to participate in special events and fundraising initiatives.