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Service to others and commitment to community continues to be part of the SAAGH mission and vision. All members, constituents, and retirees are encouraged to support and participate in Shell sponsored volunteer projects, along with personal volunteer commitments. SAAGH goals include assist in facilitating these volunteer opportunities for members, family and guests.

Shell volunteer affairs include: (1) supporting Shell-sponsored projects which are identified annually, (2) communicating and providing updates to members through the SAAGH Facebook Group, plus (3) assisting and promoting volunteer participation in the SHELL HERO program for monetary donations and time contributions.  

With the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteer opportunities were seriously limited in 2020. Shell-sponsored volunteer projects, which were primarily on-site/in person events, were put on hold after the March Rodeo event, Random Acts of Kindness, for the remainder of the year and that continues for 2021. As plans are communicated by Shell, updates will be posted on this page and shared on our Facebook group page.

In the interim, the focus for volunteer participation will continue to be virtual through the Shell HERO Program. For details and to make contributions please use the link above.  Additionally, you can find some ideas on how to show up for your community by clicking here.

- John Bowser, SAAGH Vice President for Volunteer Affairs


Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service - January 18

Thanks to the generosity of Shell employees and retirees, over 6,000 pounds of food items and over $1,000 were donated to the Houston Food Bank in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream of creating a “Beloved Community” on January 18 from 9-11am.

The impact of the donations will provide approximately 5,000 meals for the Shell sponsored Backpack Buddy program at the Houston Food Bank, which provides out of school kid friendly nutrition to Houston children.  This was the first in a series of food drives to benefit Shell sponsored programs experiencing elevated demand on services as a result of COVID-19 impact on local economies.

Ideal weather provided a glorious backdrop for a safe, no contact drive thru delivery. At 8:55 am, John Warren, a Shell retiree helped kick start our drive thru by filling up a single palette of 1,215 pounds alone!

We would like to give a very special thanks to our Shell Alumni retiree members for their ambassadorship and for supporting efforts of the event. Together, we had over 100 cars, 150 participants and even a few pets who showed up and made this our first successful event of 2021.

Thank you again as we look forward to a successful year ahead!