Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like to volunteer for your Town, there are many avenues to do so. Look at the various Committees, Commissions and Boards listed under the 'Committees' tab. Attend a meeting, contact the Chair and/or contact your Town Councilpersons to find out more. Depending on your interest, there may even be volunteer opportunities within the various Town departments.

The Town of New Paltz has openings on the following Boards, Commissions and Committees (updated 3/7/2024):  

Bike-Pedestrian Committee http://www.townofnewpaltz.org/bike-pedestrian-committee  Joint Town/Village committee; reviews issues regarding bicycle and pedestrian safety.

Clean Water and Open Space Protection Commission https://www.townofnewpaltz.org/clean-water-and-open-space-protection-commission: For more information visit the link for FAQs: https://www.townofnewpaltz.org/sites/g/files/vyhlif3541/f/file/file/faq.pdf

Environmental Conservation Board https://www.townofnewpaltz.org/environmental-conservation-board  Reviews Planning Board site applications for environmental impact, addresses other general environmental concerns

Planning Board Alternate: https://www.townofnewpaltz.org/planning-board The Planning Board reviews site plan applications for new and existing structures and subdivisions in the Town.

Public Access Committee http://www.townofnewpaltz.org/television-public-access Joint Town-Village committee; mission is to ensure the ability of New Paltz residents to exercise their First Amendment rights through the medium of cable television, to create opportunities for mutual communication, education, artistic expression and other noncommercial uses of video facilities on an open, uncensored and equitable basis, and to advise the Town and Village Boards on issues regarding Public Access Television

Zoning Board of Appeals https://www.townofnewpaltz.org/zoning-board-of-appeals The Zoning Board of Appeals reviews applications for interpretation of Zoning Law or Zoning maps, Special Use Permits, Area Variances, or Use Variances, and serves to  appeal the action of the Building Inspector or Zoning Enforcement Officer. 

Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to submit a letter of interest and a resume to assistant@townofnewpaltz.org or mail to the Supervisor’s office, Town of New Paltz, PO Box 550, New Paltz, NY  12561. You may also fill out the Volunteer Application attached to  this page.




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