Volunteerism has been at the heart of Saratoga Hospital since its founding a century ago. The Hospital regularly takes part in community service, and volunteers perform a vital role within the Hospital every day.
The Saratoga Hospital Volunteer Guild serves in over 50 areas in our hospital, on and offsite. More than 200 volunteers provide upwards of 60,000 hours of compassionate services annually in Hospital locations. About a third volunteer in the award-winning Treasures Consignment Boutique and Thrift Shop, known for its community outreach efforts. Thirty volunteers offer compassionate customer service and great buys in the Hospital Gift Shoppe. Proceeds from both retail ventures benefit the Hospital. Since its creation in 1948, the Saratoga Hospital Volunteer Guild has donated millions to Hospital capital projects and endeavors.
Volunteer Services offers a unique Summer High School Program, Students Sharing Opportunities and Responsibilities (SSOAR), which gives juniors and seniors the opportunity to become involved in a healthcare environment and perform community service. Guild volunteers also contribute to the success of Saratoga Hospital Foundation events and Guild fundraisers.
“Volunteers have long played an important role at Saratoga Hospital,” says Betsy St. Pierre, MA, CAVS, Director of Volunteer Services. “They greatly contribute to our Hospital’s compassionate patient care and support for expanded services. We cannot thank them enough for so generously devoting their time and talent to further the Hospital’s mission on behalf of our patients.”
In recognition of its extraordinary contributions to Saratoga Hospital and the community, the Guild has been honored three times with the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) “Auxiliary of the Year Award.” Learn more about our Saratoga Hospital Volunteer Guild and how to volunteer by visiting SaratogaHospital.org.