Volunteer on a Board or Committee

All boards, commissions, and committees consist of citizens who contribute their time for the benefit of the Town of Dover. These committees work toward solving complex issues and recommending policy that helps to shape the kind of community in which we live. We are fortunate to have many volunteers whose knowledge and skills can be applied to our Town Government. 

The boards, commissions, and committees contained in this section have been created through the town by-laws (Town Code). Temporary committees may be created for a specific period of time or for a specific purpose by the Board of Selectmen or Town Administrator or one or more of the permanent committees. 

There are often various opportunities available. Terms of office vary from one to five years. Membership on some committees requires particular expertise, which is described on each committee's page. Some committees have associate, non-voting members as well as full members. On those committees, vacancies on the full committee are typically filled from the pool of associates.

       Current Opportunities (updated 9/10/22)

Available Seats
Board of Appeals 13 year
13 year
Board of Selectmen Membership Size Study Committee
71.5 years
Memorial Day 
13 year
Conservation Commission
21 year
Personnel Board
13 year
Council on Aging
11 year
Town Report Committee

3 year
Cultural Council13 year

         * Elected - 

Interested in Volunteering?

  • Applicants must live in Dover AND be a registered voter. 
  • Check out Dover's complete list of boards, committees, and commissions
  • If you’re interested in a specific committee, we encourage you to attend a meeting or two. Introduce yourself to the Chair to express your interest

Still not sure? Here's a few more reasons to volunteer:

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

Application Process

  1. Complete a Volunteer Interest Form 
  2.  Reach out to the Board/Committee Chairperson
  3. If you're a good fit, the chairperson will be in touch. If not, we’ll put you on our list of potential volunteers for future vacancies. We're always looking for volunteers!