Daria Skibington-Roffel has been helping people for more than 30 years.

She has been volunteering since she was in Grade 7 when she signed up for the Student Torch Relay for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.

In the past 10 years, she has also given her time to Volunteer Airdrie, Airdrie Lioness Club, the Airdrie Horticultural Society, and the Airdrie and District Hospice Society.

She served as a crisis/victim advocate for the Airdrie and District Victims Assistance Society from 2007 until 2017.

“I can say that it was, by far, the most rewarding, fulfilling and amazing volunteer role I have ever served in,” says Skibington-Roffel, who is currently the vice-president of Airdrie P.O.W.E.R.

“I wanted to see Airdrie take leadership in this area by building a shelter or setting up more programs for women experiencing domestic violence,” she says of her involvement with the non-profit organization.

Crystal Boys, president and founder of Airdrie P.O.W.E.R., says Skibington-Roffel has worked tirelessly to get the women’s shelter built and operating.

“She does not hesitate when asked for help and does anything she can to make Airdrie a better place for our less-fortunate population,” says Boys.

“She is an unspoken hero and our community is simply a better place with her in it.”