Welcome to the Orangetown Volunteer Program!
Volunteers help Town departments achieve their mission while gaining valuable experience and contacts, as well as the sense of satisfaction that comes from making a practical contribution to the community.
Volunteers in Orangetown serve in four basic ways:
Committee work: Through appointment by the Town Board to one of about 20 Town committees and boards, these volunteers attend meetings and serve as either advisors (e.g. golf committee) or decision-makers (e.g. planning board). The Town Board makes these appointments at the beginning of the calendar year, or fills vacancies as they occur.
Internship: Placement based on interest and skills on a temporary or project basis under the supervision of a department head. Suitable for high-performing high school, college and graduate students interested in working 10-15 hours per week in exchange for opportunity to learn, network and obtain job references.
On-going assignment:Regular volunteer involvement, suitable for retired people or others with the ability to participate 5-10 hours per week on a regular basis.
Group work days: Assignment to a beautification, cleanup or other “one-off” project suitable for 6-12 volunteers on a weekend morning. Great for corporate team building experiences, Scouts, families, clubs, etc.
Please review the list of volunteer opportunities, or just call the Supervisor’s office at 845-359-5100 x2261 to speak with an experienced volunteer coordinator. Whether you want to be an intern, organize a group work day, or participate on a committee, the Town of Orangetown will find a way to put you to work! If you have a project in mind that is not on the list, please do not hesitate to call.
COMMITTEE WORK: See list of committees and boards on home page. Send letter of interest and resume to Supervisor firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL OTHER VOLUNTEER OPTIONS: See list of volunteer positions by department