Volunteer Local

Do you want to be more involved and make an impact in your community? By volunteering you have the chance to make a change in someone else’s life. Learn new skills, make connections and foster relationships with others. Check out the variety of volunteer opportunities below:

Volunteer Algoma Works with local non-profit organizations to highlight volunteer opportunities in the Algoma District.

Volunteer Sault Ste. Marie undertakes a leadership role carrying out the responsibility to make available programs and services to the volunteer sector.

The Algoma Autism Foundation was founded in 2013 by a dedicated group who found a lack of support for people with autism in Sault Ste Marie and wanted to bring assistance and education to the citizens of this great community.

At the Alzheimer Society, we are dedicated to providing Help for Today. Hope for Tomorrow…®. But we can’t do this alone. We need volunteers of all ages and skills to help make a difference in the lives of people with dementia.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sault Ste. Marie

Being a BIG BROTHER or BIG SISTER is about being a friend and someone to look up to. It's about hanging out, talking, and making one child feel very special! It's about sharing a little time together, a few hours a week or every couple of weeks will make a big difference- you'll see!

If you are looking for an opportunity to volunteer your time and skills, we welcome the involvement of community-minded people like yourself.

Young people like you, who get involved as Canadian Cancer Society volunteers bring hope, energy and excitement for a future where no Canadian fears cancer.

The Canadian Mental Health Association, is always looking for volunteers to help with special events.

If you are looking for opportunities to give back to your community, meet new people, have new experiences, volunteering with the Red Cross could be the right place for you.

We offer volunteer opportunities for people of all ages, from children to seniors. We are a leading provider of opportunities for local teens to earn their community services hours.

Community Living Algoma believes that all people should be able to live in dignity, in their community, where they can access the supports needed to ensure full inclusion. We need your help to make this a reality.

Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie and Area (HFHSSMA) is a community based non-profit organization that relies on our volunteers daily to help us carry out our vision of providing safe, decent and affordable housing to hardworking families in our community.

PossAbility Community Homes has been established to provide quality, affordable and accessible housing in rural areas that people with a disability can call "home," as home is a place created by an individual with support from their family and friends.

A ‘volunteer’ at Sault Area Hospital is defined as an individual who willingly donates their time and energy to the hospital to provide services or support patients, visitors or staff in an approved program of Volunteer Resources.

Volunteers provide vital support and assistance to staff and shelter animals by fulfilling the animal's need for additional exercise and socialization.

*Must be 16+ for high school volunteer*

The Sault Ste. Marie Public Library is always looking for volunteers to help provide vital library services to everyone in the community. Areas of volunteer service include, the Friends of the Library Bookstore, our Visiting Library Service, and our Branch-to-Branch Courier. Our volunteers have also worked with library staff to offer different library programs to teach others a new skill and share their talents with the community.

There are as many different reasons for volunteering, as there are volunteers. Benefits can be realized by volunteers of all ages at the Sault Ste. Marie Museum. While volunteering at the Museum, volunteers are provided with the opportunity to expand their appreciation and knowledge of the history and culture of their community along with many other great benefits.

The objective of the Sault Ste. Marie Soup Kitchen Community Centre is to provide services to encourage self-sufficiency and improve quality of life through reducing hunger and its effects.

St. Vincent Place relies heavily on our volunteers for our programs to run smoothly and effectively. The Food Bank, Thrift Store and Soup Kitchen are entirely run by groups of volunteers from all over Sault Ste. Marie.

From time to time, THRIVE requires extra helping hands for Centre fundraisers or programs and activities.

Volunteer Opportunities are endless within our organization and we are always open to new suggestions. Whether you want to volunteer in a specific program or for a special event, we have a spot just for you.

Unlike any other creature on this planet, humans can learn and understand, without having experienced. They can think themselves into other people’s places. We do not need magic to change the world; we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.”- J.K. Rowling