Volunteering in Stoneham

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Volunteers who live in Stoneham staff several Town boards and committees. These people work hard toward solving difficult issues and setting or recommending policy that helps to shape the kind of community we live in. Stoneham has a high level of volunteer skills available for almost every technical job in Town Government. There are opportunities for anyone who is willing to put in the time and effort required.

If no vacancies exist at the time of your application, we will hold your document on file and notify you when an opening is available.

Why volunteer? There are a, s many reasons as there are volunteers. Here are a few:

• Learn more about your community
• Meet people
• Watch your ideas get implemented
• Be aware of important events in town
• Take charge of a project
• Add to your resume
• Help guide your community
• Feel good about yourself

You won’t always get all these benefits out of all positions. As a volunteer, sometimes you’ll be frustrated, disappointed, or angry, just as you would be in any important job. But, the bottom line is community service, and you can take personal pride for doing your part.

All vacansies are advertised in March of each year and appoinments are made at the end of April. However, vacancies also occur at other times during the year. Terms of office vary from one to three years. Committees that may have openings are listed below:

Vacancies as of January 2017:

 

          Bike & Greenway Committee (1 Member Appointed by Moderator)

Capital Improvement Advisory Committee  (1 Resident Member)

Cultural Council  (22 Members Maximum)

Finance & Advisory Board (1 Member appointed by Moderator)

Historical Commission  (2 Members)

Open Space & Recreation Committee (1 Member)

Water & Sewer Review Board (2 Members)

If you have an interest on serving on one of the town boards, please fill out this APPLICATION and submit to: Board of Selectmen, Town of Stoneham, Town Hall, 35 Central Street, Stoneham, MA 02180 or email letter of request to dkilbride@stoneham-ma.gov