Many of our programs depend on the support of volunteers to be successful. In fact, over 250 volunteers help our amazing staff deliver our programs each year!

Volunteering is a great way to contribute to your community, meet people, and gain new skills and experiences.  We have a wide variety of opportunities throughout the week in all of our program areas.

If you are interested in volunteering in any of our programs please contact Ali Hoang at ahoang@shelldale.ca.


Community Volunteer of the Year

R. Jason Ashdown's (Skyline Group of Companies) presence on the Board of Directors for Shelldale provided us with the leadership and guidance that was needed to help us navigate some of the tricky times we all find ourselves in these days. But it wasn’t just his work on the Board: Jason has consistently gone above and beyond in helping children, youth and families in the Onward Willow Neighbourhood in various ways. He has volunteered at Winter Warm Up, he has generously contributed to our Christmas gift program and he has provided excellent advice and thoughtful ideas to our Board that have helped us enormously.

Community Volunteer of the Year

Dan is pictured here with his previous award: The Charlie Whittaker Lifetime Achievement Award. This year Dan was presented with the Volunteer of the Year Award for his outstanding volunteerism in our Breakfast Club. The children, youth and their families look forward to his smile while they enjoy a nutritious breakfast before starting their school day. During Covid-19 lockdowns Dan has helped with packaging our Discovery Bags that were delivered to families and has been baking and packaging for our Breakfast to Go Bags.

Corporate Volunteer Award

Sharron is a new Board Member and she has done so much for Shelldale Family Gateway in such a short period of time and has already made such an enormous, positive difference in the lives of so many. Her business, SR-P Creations Gourmet Catering sponsored our 2021 Winter Warm-up by providing an amazing St. Patrick's Day dinner to over 80 participants! Sharron is part of our Fundraising Team and has been a whirlwind in getting sponsors, donors and spreading the amazing work that we do here at Shelldale Family Gateway.