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 3/28/22)
|*Board of Selectmen||1||3 year||*Dover School Comm||2||3 year|
|*Moderator||1||1 year||*D/S Regional School Comm||1||2 year|
|*Assessor||1||3 year||Historical Comm||1||3 year|
|Board of Appeals||1||3 year||Memorial Day Comm||1||3 year|
|*Board of Health||1||3 year||*Library Trustee||2||3 year|
|*Cemetery Commission||1||3 year||*Parks and Recreation ||2|
|*Constable||3||3 year||Personnel Board||1||3 year|
|Council on Aging||1||1 year||*Planning Board |
|Cultural Council||1||3 year||Town Report Comm||1||3 year|
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