We Need Your Help

We have a lot of work to do in addressing the vacant home problem in Sherwood Forest.  We are a “can do” community and are bound to succeed IF each of us does his or her part.  Our Strategic Action Plan for Unoccupied Homes in Sherwood Forest requires the work of dedicated volunteers. Listed below are some of the jobs that need to be filled. Please look at this list and then sign up for at least one of these projects. Please fill out the form below. Together we can, and will, maintain our beautiful community. 

  • Vacant Home Committee:  The Board of Directors of the Sherwood Forest Association is forming a new Vacant Home Committee.  We need several residents to serve on this committee.

  • Home Monitors:  A home monitor is a neighbor who is assigned to watch a vacant home near his or her home and try to keep the home from looking vacant.  This may include mowing and raking the law, shoveling snow, picking up papers and debris or notifying the Chief Monitor that a contractor is needed to do some of these tasks. If you have a vacant home on your block, please volunteer to be a home monitor!

  • Chief Monitor:   The chief monitor will coordinate the work of home monitors, take their reports on the status of vacant homes and arrange for maintenance work as needed. 

  • Home Maintenance Group:  We need to form a group of residents who are handy with tools to do minor repairs to the exteriors of vacant homes.

  • Public Relations and Marketing:   Just as important as maintaining our homes is seeing them reoccupied.  We need a group of residents with skills in these areas to promote our community and help attract potential buyers.

  • Lawyers:  We need a small group of lawyers to deal with the occasional problems that arise concerning banks, mortgage companies, realtors, unauthorized occupancies, etc.

If you would like to volunteer in an area unrelated to vacant homes, consider the following:

  • Block Captains:  We are creating a network of block captains for every block in Sherwood Forest.

  •  Meet and Greet:   Hold a neighborhood social gathering in your home.  If you will provide the place, your neighbors will do the rest.  We would like to have a Meet and Greet sometime this spring. 

  • Board of Directors:  To serve on the board, you must be willing to chair one of our standing committees and be available to attend a meeting on the second Monday of each month
I am willing to participate in the following way(s):

Vacant Home Committee

Home Monitor

Chief Monitor

Home Maintenance Group

Public Relations and Marketing

Legal Committee

Block Captain

Host a "Meet and Greet"

Serve on the Board of Directors