Did you know that Saskatchewan has the highest rate of volunteerism in the country? 58 per cent of adults aged 15 and over volunteered their time in 2013. Volunteering is part of Saskatchewan's DNA!

To keep the spirit of volunteerism in Saskatchewan thriving, the University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association hosted the inaugural  Volunteer Summit on March 25, 2017.

The event brought together people involved in volunteerism throughout the province, including volunteers, volunteer managers, community leaders, employers, students, USASK alumni, and board members. Guests of the Volunteer Summit took part in transformative discussions with national volunteerism experts, professional development workshops and a gala to celebrate the spirit of volunteerism province-wide.

A new volunteer award for U of S alumni, the BUZ Volunteer Award, was introduced and presented posthumously to Judy Buzowetsky at the Volunteer Summit.

Volunteer opportunities

We are interested in recruiting volunteers, whether it is a couple hours, or longer stretches of time. The gift of time and talent is essential to create meaningful connections back to the university. It connects us back to the various communities we call home and the issues facing the world.

Check out the available volunteer opportunities during Alumni Weekend, May 19-20, 2017.

Sign up to volunteer for the U of S Graduation Powwow on May 31, 2017.

Interested in volunteering? Please email alumni.volunteer@usask.ca and provide your name, contact information and your areas of interest.

Take the Volunteer Challenge

The pride within our province to engage in grassroots volunteerism is historic in Saskatchewan as we have the highest rate of volunteerism in the country. Volunteerism is in our DNA and we want to invite Canadians to answer the call of service. With Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017, Volunteer Canada worked with the Governor General and other leaders and practitioners across sectors to explore what volunteering will look like in the future. Read the summary of the round table discussions The World of Volunteering in 2017 and Beyond.


In celebration of your communities and your causes we ask you to make your commitment to volunteerism in 2017 and beyond.

  • What is your commitment?
  • How will you volunteer?
  • How will you invite others?
  • Where will you share your story?

Join the efforts across the country to build a more caring and connected nation. Participate in the 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge! To participate, volunteers are asked to register onto the Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge on-line platform to create their volunteer profile, track their volunteer hours and share information on the organizations for which they volunteered.