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Benefits of Volunteering

As a volunteer you gain an opportunity to:

  • be a healthcare team member
  • gain an opportunity to help and assist others
  • collaborate with other volunteers and healthcare professionals
  • attend various educational workshops
  • develop personally
  • gain valuable experience and develop new skills
  • obtain references for employment, scholarships, bursaries
  • make new friends
  • access shuttle service between St. Paul's, Saskatoon City Hospital, and Royal University Hospital
  • access fitness centres at SPH, SCH and RUH for a minimal fee
  • receive annual immunization vaccines
  • receive recognition including long service pins and appreciation events

 Quotes from Volunteers

"Every week I come in to visit with patients, and every week I learn something new about someone. One gentleman even asked to adopt me as his granddaughter, we had such a great time visiting!" Sam

"I love the association of the people in the Admitting department. I get all the updates from patients and get to visit with them as I take them where they need to go!" Alda

  • ​13.3 million volunteers contribute 2.1 billion hours annually. (Canada. Survey on Giving. Volunteering and Participating, 2010)
  • For the Saskatoon Health Region, from Jan 2000 to December 2016 we have documented over 870,000 volunteer hours. With over 4,493 volunteers who have donated their time to provide exceptional care and service to the patients, families and staff. Thank you!

Last Modified: Thursday, January 26, 2017 |
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