VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES BY DEPARTMENT
DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION:
Job Description: Inventory of Park Facilities
Category: Short-term project Status: Filled
Enhance park management by assembling maps, photos and other information about each of the Town’s 24 parks for use by park superintendent and advisory committees. We are looking for a volunteer to help us create a file for each town park. Each file will include an inventory of park attractions, photographs, a tax map and a satellite map of the park.
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE:
Job Description: Budget Research and Preparation Intern
Category: Intern Status: Filled
The Finance Department is looking for a qualified college-level intern with good math and computer skills and some knowledge of local government to assist with budget-related affairs and gain valuable experience in public administration and finance. Responsibilities include helping to prepare the Town’s operating or capital budget, helping departments complete budget request forms, reviewing department submittals, helping to assemble budget materials for meetings, and running budget reports.
Job Description: Filing Clerk
Category: Short or long-term Status: positions available
The Clerk’s office in the Building Department maintains records for all private properties in Orangetown and needs help filing new maps and permits as well as fulfilling requests for information under the Freedom of Information Law. In addition to a backlog of filing, there is a need for on-going assistance with filing, answering phones, etc. Great opportunity to learn about land use, zoning, and economic development issues.
ORANGETOWN HISTORICAL MUSEUM & ARCHIVES DEPARTMENT
Job Description: Tour Guide
Category: long-term volunteer Status: 2 positions available
Learn about and teach others some local history by volunteering as a tour guide for the DePew House museum. The DePew House, with its original structure built in 1750 by a Dutch colony, is a historic gem of Orangetown and of Rockland. Located in what is now Orangeburg, the DePew House was listed in the National Register of Historical Places in 2008.The museum director is currently seeking two volunteers who are available to help out Sundays 1-4pm.
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND ENGINEERING:
Job Description: Environmental Education Brochure distribution
Category: short-term project Status: positions available
Many Orangetown houses have storm gutters that connect illegally to our sewer system, making the sewers overflow during heavy rains. This causes environmental pollution and damages homes, plus it adds substantially to the volume – and cost – of sewage water to be pumped to the sewer treatment plant. We are looking for volunteers to distribute informational brochures at community events and door-to door where we think these connections exist. Both individual volunteers and organized volunteer groups will be appreciated for this project.
Job Description: Volunteer Coordinator and Website Editor
Category: intern Status: filled
– Work with Town Departments (highway, police, etc.) to identify volunteer opportunities, write job descriptions, and recruit volunteers.
– Review and update the Town website.
Job Description: Office Intern
Category: intern Status: positions available
The Police Department internship is suitable for motivated high school or college students who interested in obtaining experience of the administrative side of the Police Department. Applicants should be familiar with office-related computer programs such as Microsoft Excel. Job responsibilities include data entry, record filing and archiving, answering phones and taking messages, equipment ordering, and other general office duties.
Job Description: Auxiliary Police Volunteer
Category: long-term position Status: positions available
Joining the auxiliary police is a great way to help your town and gain valuable police training. The auxiliary police provide traffic safety at events, assist in vacant house checks, and much more. For more information visit the Orangetown Police Department website at
HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT: SPECIAL EVENT VOLUNTEERING
Job Description: Adopt-a-Spot
Category: on-going Status: positions available
“The Town of Orangetown Adopt-A-Spot Program enables neighborhood groups, individuals, scouts, churches and other small organizations to maintain various areas within the Town such as historical monuments, an intersection, landscaped traffic islands and even a single lot on your street. Volunteers perform routine maintenance such as mowing, weeding, planting, and minor repair. The Town will supply materials and place a sign with your or your organization’s name at the adopted spot.”http://www.orangetown.com/departments/public_works/green_team_information/index.php