Volunteer Spirit Award – Carol Shaw

Tiifany Brown (Volunteer Saint John) presenting to Anne Gautier (Sophia Recovery Centre) accepting on behalf of Carol Shaw.

Carol Shaw has been volunteering at Sophia Recovery Centre for the past seven years, and she certainly goes above and beyond the basic housekeeping duties of the volunteer job description. Every Friday, she arrives with a smile on her face and “the fixings” for a many course luncheon for the women of Sophia. This may be anything from a full turkey dinner to a homemade casserole complete with dessert.


Carol Shaw

In addition to cooking a wonderful meal for any women that happen to be around, she is a comforting mentor for everyone, and is very inclusive as she carries the message of recovery to all.

Carol’s nominator had this to say “Carol has also been a key volunteer for other events that we have such as fundraisers, Christmas parties etc. We consider her to be an essential part of our Sophia family. Sophia Recovery Centre would certainly not be the same without Carol’s presence and contribution.”