Sally Sheilds partnered with Habitat for Humanity the first time when she received an invitation from her friend Darryll in November 2018.

Sally joined up with ten other people across Canada and came to Sri Lanka for a home build. Sally and her husband thought this a wonderful opportunity to not only create a lasting change in the community but to also see another country “we thought what a great excuse to a see a wonderful country have some fun, meet some new people and make a difference in the world.”


Habitat to me means peace; a family that has shelter will always feel safe and when they feel safe they will look after their food, they will look after their education, they will feel safe looking after and building their families and if you feel safe you have peace in your life so Habitat builds peace.

Sally Shields, 2018

Canadian Volunteer