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About Volunteer Algoma

Volunteer Algoma is an online database containing detailed information on volunteer opportunities offered by community organizations throughout the District of Algoma.

The database can be accessed by anyone free of charge by logging on to this web site . The database can be searched in a number of ways:

  • keyword(s)
  • name of organization
  • volunteer sector
  • type of work involved
  • minimum age required

The web site also provides a brief profile of the community organizations that are in search of volunteers.

Volunteer Algoma is made possible by the generous contributions of:

Ontario Trillium Foundation
United Way Sault Ste. Marie & Algoma District
Volunteer Sault Ste. Marie

 Volunteer Sault Ste. Marie... is people powered


About Volunteering and Volunteer Sault Ste. Marie

Volunteer Sault Ste. Marie, an Essential Service of the United Way of Sault Ste. Marie & Algoma District recruits volunteers for more than 200 social agencies and non-profit organizations that are constantly in need of volunteers.

This Volunteer Directory Database describes specific volunteer positions, duties, age requirements and much more available in Sault Ste. Marie and across the Algoma District from White River to Spanish River.

All organizations are not included due to changing needs and temporary programs. Others may be contacted through Volunteer SSM or Volunteer Algoma.

The Volunteer Centre is designed to educate the general public on all aspects of volunteerism. We answer the where, when, what and how of volunteerism. Whether it be for the community as a whole, the individual volunteer or the organizations, we are here to help.

Any amount of time you can give is important, and will be deeply appreciated by the agencies and individuals of the Algoma District.

Voluntering is: Interesting, Challenging and Fun!

What are your rights as a volunteer?

  1. To be treated as a co-worker.
  2. To be given a suitable assignment.
  3. To know as much about the organization as possible.
  4. To receive training for the job.
  5. To receive continuing education for the job.
  6. To have regular evaluation of your volunteer performance.
  7. To be given sound guidance and direction.
  8. To be given promotion and a variety of experience.
  9. To be heard.
  10. To be recognized.

What are your responsibilities?

  1. To be sincere in the offer of service and believe in the value of the job to be done.
  2. Loyalty to the community service you work with.
  3. To maintain the dignity and integrity of the community service with the public.
  4. To carry out duties promptly and reliably.
  5. To accept the guidance and decision of the Coordinators of Volunteers.
  6. To be willing to learn and participate in orientation, training programs, meetings, and to continue to learn on the job.
  7. To understand the function of the paid staff, maintain a smooth working relationship with them and stay within the bounds of volunteer responsibility.

Why volunteer, what's in it for you?

  • Get job experience or help with selecting your education direction
  • Make new friends and develop new skills
  • Try out a new idea
  • Gain confidence in your abilities
  • Fill your time beneficially
  • Get involved in your community
  • Meet new and interesting people

You are invited to have a look at the different organizations and choose one that suits you. Then, call the Volunteer Sault Ste. Marie at 949-6565 for an interview. We are able to assist you to select a rewarding volunteer experience!