Volunteering - Saratoga Hospital

Volunteers have played an important role at Saratoga Hospital since its founding in 1891 by a local group of prominent women determined to meet their community's desperate need for medical care. Since then, the efforts of countless volunteers have enabled the Saratoga Hospital Volunteer Guild to donate millions of dollars for hospital projects and programs. All of our volunteers are member of the Saratoga Hospital Volunteer Guild. Volunteers donate over 60,000 hours of service each year. 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.

Volunteer Services also recruits, interviews, and sets up training for volunteers to serve on Saratoga Hospital's main campus, as well as our offsite locations. We could not be more grateful to our many volunteers.

Volunteer Services at Saratoga Hospital

Our Volunteer Services department is the Hospital’s liaison with the Volunteer Guild. The department is responsible for recruitment, training, retention and management, as well as encouragement, recognition, and support for volunteers throughout their service.

Additionally, Volunteer Services manages 90 volunteers at our two retail locations, Gift Shoppe and Treasures Consignment Boutique and Thrift Shoppe, as well as 16 staff members in the greeter program at various front desks.

Volunteer Guild

The Saratoga Hospital Volunteer Guild, formed in 1948, currently consists of more than 120 active volunteers. The Guild has a formal structure with quarterly meetings, as required by the Guild’s bylaws, which provide recognition, education, and informational sessions for volunteers. The Guild’s elected leaders report regularly to Saratoga Hospital’s Board of Trustees.

Learn more about the Saratoga Hospital Volunteer Guild, Fruit and Flower Mission here.

Contact Us

Elizabeth St. Pierre
Director of Volunteer Services
[email protected]