Volunteer Corner

Our Success Depends on YOU

The Savannahs community is blessed to count among its residents many who are willing to donate their time and expertise to make the Savannahs a special place for all of us. All members of the Savannahs community benefit from the efforts of these volunteers, even when it’s not visible. Volunteers have contributed their expertise and labor in many areas ranging from landscaping, to construction projects, to HOA committees—even to creation of this very website. There are many opportunities and ways members can make their mark, and we hope you find something that might work for you.

How To Become a Volunteer

To become a Savannahs volunteer, simply complete the two forms below (Volunteer Waiver and Volunteer Survey) and email them to  savannahscommunications@gmail.com  or mail them to Ron Gardner, 4270 Savannahs Trail, Merritt Island, Fl, 32953. The next time there is a project or activity that you indicated interest in, you’ll be contacted. Thanks for volunteering!


The HOA welcomes any and all volunteers to help make our community even better. To participate in any physical volunteer activity, you must download and complete the “Release and Waiver of Liability” form and return it to Dan Schaller (sdanielt@aol.com) or any HOA or CDD Board Member. Once completed, it will remain on file indefinitely. Thanks for volunteering!


The on-line Savannahs Volunteer Survey form is provided for you to indicate when you are available to help with community improvement activities, what sort of committee interests you may have where you can help with HOA-related initiatives, and what skills or talents you may be able to bring to bear. Select the picture to the left to begin. Warning, this process depends upon you having email on your device. See FAQs for more information.



Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Work Projects!

If you like being involved in “hands on” community support projects like landscaping, minor repairs, painting, and similar activities, here are samples of a few completed projects followed by a link titled “planned/pending future projects” for near-term opportunities where your help would be appreciated.  

  • Repair the Maintenance Building Fence  – Completed!
    • Project was completed on Thursday, 19 November, 2020.
    • Three posts, horizontal supports, and 66 pickets were installed.  Loose pickets were tightened with screws on all areas of the fence line. 
    • Volunteers: Ed Davey, Larry Fitzgerald, Mike Schaffer, Dan Schaller, and Michelle Zwack.
  • Clean Up the Clubhouse Landscaping Along the Sidewalk/Parking Lot  – Completed!
    • Project was completed on Wednesday, 24 June, 2020.
    • Volunteers: Ed Davey, Larry & Evelyn Fitzgerald, Ron Gardner, Arve Gripp, Phil & Carol Hinchee, Ruthie Nelligan, Bob & Claudia Pollon. Deby Sasher, Dan Schaller, and Jerry Vachna.
  • Click here to see photos of a few of the volunteer projects 
  • Click here for a list of the 2021 Work Committee completed projects (Updated 3/11/2021)
  • Click here for a list of the 2020 Work Committee completed projects 
  • Click here for a list of the 2019 Work Committee completed projects
  • Click here for a list of the planned/pending future projects  *Contact Dan if you’d like to participate or take lead!  


Ongoing Volunteer Needs

We always need community support with less physical projects, if that’s more to your liking. Here are a few for you to consider.
  • Savannahs Golf Course Ambassadors
    • Description:
      • Assist during special golfing events to promote the Savannahs Golf Club and ensure a pleasurable introduction to players, from the bag drop off, to registration assistance, and followup cart cleaning.
      • Provide assistance during SHOA events at the Clubhouse, e.g. a realtors’ reception, functions to introduce new homeowners to the community, holiday parties, and such.
      • Provide assistance for the SHOA Marketing Committee when they are involved outside the community in actions to build golf rounds and help introduce a wider audience to the community.
      • Ambassadors will need to become knowledgeable in the objectives and activities of the SHOA and golf course to be effective spokespersons. Ambassadors are also asked to wear the Savannahs’ logo “maui blue” shirt to identify themselves at an event or function.
    • Frequency of need: occasional (4 – 6 times/year, not necessarily at all events)
    • Duration: 4-5 hours per event
    • Ambassador Program co-chairs: Bruce Brownfield/SHOA President, Cathy Madigan/SHOA Vice President, Kim Wheeler/Co-Chair SHOA Marketing Committee, Susan Stead/Co-Chair SHOA Marketing Committee.
  • Committees
    • Description: Participate in HOA committee work. Options include welcoming new residents, communications support, marketing, social activities, and more. See “Committees” page for more details.
    • Frequency of need: occasional (varies, but generally once/week)
    • Duration: 2-4 hours/week (depends on interests, level of activity)
  • General
    • Description: Assist HOA and/or CDD with unique skills, as needed. Possible needs include computer/technical assistance, meeting support, document revisions, special studies, etc.
    • Frequency of need: occasional
    • Duration: Dependent on need