May 31, 2012


SHORA welcomes volunteers, in fact, we depend on them. If you are a resident of Sheridan Homelands and interested in 'giving back' to your community, consider volunteering with our organization.

Here are some SHORA volunteer opportunities to consider:

Be a board member: Do you have 4 to 6 hours per month to contribute to bettering your community? Join our volunteer board and build your leadership skills!

Be a membership canvasser: Canvassing can be done on the weekends or the weekdays, at your convenience, on your street or any of the other streets in our community - you choose!  Canvassing is a great way to meet your neighbours, get some exercise and build support for an association that benefits you.

Help with next year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM): We can always use help in organizing and staffing this once-a-year event which is typically held in November or December at a local community centre or church.

Help with SHORA activities and events: Whether it's Theatre in the Park, summer fun events, neighbourhood contests, or beautification efforts, we need 'hands-on-deck' to make our activities and events a success.

Help attract advertisers for the Sheridan Times: Are you connected to the local business community? SHORA publishes an acclaimed publication called the Sheridan Times, that is distributed twice per year to over 2000 addresses. Advertising space is available in this publication at a reasonable cost. Help us to attract advertisers to our publication. This revenue offsets the costs of producing the publication and supports our organization's work in your community.

SHORA is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization. We are governed by a volunteer board of directors comprised of local residents that meet monthly and invest a combined total of 1000+ hours annually to support their community. SHORA works to improve the quality of life for its residents by informing members of community activities, events, initiatives, and issues; acting as a collective voice for members; addressing common issues and concerns; representing members to governments and other groups; and, promoting community awareness and participation.

Student Volunteer Hours

As you may be aware, every high school student must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities as part of the requirements for an Ontario Secondary Schools, Grades 9 to 12: Program and Diploma Requirements, 1999. The purpose of the community involvement requirement is to encourage students to develop awareness and understanding of civic responsibility and of the role they can play and the contributions they can make in supporting and strengthening their communities. Why not fulfill your OSSD requirement by volunteering for SHORA!

For further information about volunteering for SHORA, please contact us at