Welcome to Voluntown

town_sealLocated in the northeast corner of New London County, Voluntown is a rural community consisting of 39.8 square miles with two-thirds of the town made up of state forest. Pachaug State Forest offers many outdoor activities; such as hunting, camping, hiking and horseback riding. The town hall and library are located in the Village Center, along with the PreK-8 school, Constitution Field, the walking track, and gazebo. Voluntown was Incorporated in 1721 and has a rich history of textile mills, historic buildings, the Civilian Conservation Corps. (CCC Camp), folklore and was originally known as “Volunteer Town”.

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OUT OF OFFICE

THE BUILDING OFFICIAL/ZONING ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WILL BE OUT OF HIS OFFICE ON FRIDAY, JULY 15TH AND TUESDAY, JULY 19TH. ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL 860-376-3867.

 

REGISTRAR DEBBIE FLETCHER WILL BE OUT UNTIL AUGUST 2nd.  PLEASE CALL THE TOWN HALL WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR TO LEAVE A MESSAGE FOR HER.

Youth Service Bureau Summer Event: Voluntown Eagles CheerFest

The Voluntown Youth Service Bureau is sponsoring a VES Summer CheerFest led by Coach Darlena. Participants will work on cheer skills such as tumbling, stunting, dancing and sideline cheers.  Registration is still open and forms must be dropped off at the school office or town hall by Friday, July 15. 

When: August 12, 5:30-7:30pm and August 13 & 14 9:30am-4:30pm
Where: Voluntown Elementary School Gymnasium
Open to: Kids entering grades 5-8
Registration fee: $20 (includes T shirt and bow). Download form here.

For more information, visit the Youth Service Bureau webpage here.

Upcoming Town Sponsored Events: Save the Dates!

Voluntown Farmers Market

Sundays, July 3- October 9,  10AM- 1PM in front of Voluntown Elementary School

The 2016 season of the Voluntown Farmers’ Market starts on Sunday, July 3 from 10AM- 1PM with an appearance by the country music station WCTY.  The Voluntown Farmers’ Market is sponsored by the Voluntown Economic Development Commission and is funded in part by matching funds from the Connecticut Department of Agriculture through the Community Investment Act, 05-228. For more information on market vendors, musicians, and events visit the Voluntown Economic Development Commission website. 

Concerts at Constitution Field

Friday, July 15, 6-9PM

The Stocks from Woodstock, CT will be performing rock and pop favorites from the 50s, 60s, and more! Also featuring: Woodstock Academy A Capella- Only Men Aloud, Serenity’s food truck, and lawn games sponsored by the Voluntown Youth Service Bureau from 6-8.

Saturday, August 13, 6-9PM

Sydney’s Armour an alternative music band from Westerly, RI will be performing. Also featuring: Griswold High School A Capella groups Testostertones and Sweet Harmonies, Big Dawgs food truck, and face painting sponsored by the the Voluntown Youth Service Bureau from 6-8.

These summer concerts are sponsored by the Voluntown Recreation Commission and admission is FREE!

 

 

 

Finn Beach

Finn Beach officially opens on June 15.

Finn Beach is a public beach and is open to anyone regardless of whether or not they reside in Voluntown.

Please make sure you have a parking permit for the lot as there is no parking allowed on the street.  Fees are as follows: Voluntown residents receive one parking permit per household free (extra permits may be purchased at the Town Hall for $5 each), Connecticut residents permits are $50,  and out of state permits are $100. Permits are transferable from car to car. Permits can be picked up at the Town Hall in the Town Clerk Office. Please be ready to show proof of residency.  The parking lot will be checked for passes regularly.

Finn Beach Rules

  • No lifeguard on duty. Swim at own risk and children must be supervised.
  • No dogs on beach
  • No fires or grills on beach
  • No alcohol on beach
  • No glass on beach
  • No smoking on beach
  • Beach open 10am-6pm
  • Parking permits are required
  • No street parking
  • Please use provided trash cans and keep the beach and parking lot clean
  • Call 911 for emergencies. The 911 address is: 61 North Shore Rd, Voluntown, CT

Town Hall Closed on Fridays Starting May 6

Starting this Friday, May 6, the Voluntown Town Hall will be closed on Fridays. The Building Inspector will still be available by appointment on Fridays from 1-5. Please plan accordingly.

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A Message From The Voluntown Economic Development Commission

The Voluntown Economic Development Commission is currently seeking volunteers for help with ongoing projects. The EDC runs the Voluntown Farmers’ Market and is looking for volunteers to help set up, take down, and even help with planning the market. The EDC is currently working on projects to promote Voluntown as an outdoor recreational tourist destination. The EDC has also been reworking on how to present the town to businesses that are suitable to this area. Help is needed with all of these ongoing projects. The EDC meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30 in the Town Hall meeting room. If you can not make a meeting, but would like to volunteer, please email us at EDC@voluntown.gov .

For more about the Voluntown EDC, visit the EDC website here, the Voluntown Economic Development Facebook page here, and the Voluntown Farmers’ Market Facebook page here.

 

Voluntown Public Library Online Fundraiser

Cathy Rubin, the Library Director at the Voluntown Public Library, has worked with library staff and The Friends of the Library to set up a GoFundMe page. Through this page it is hoped to raise the $250,000 needed to match grant funding for a wanted library addition.  The link below will direct to the GoFundMe page which contains more information and a great video. Remember, even a little donation helps towards achieving the goal.

https://www.gofundme.com/VoluntownLibrary

A committee has been set up by the Selectmen to plan the design and research a final cost estimate for a library addition.  This committee will report to the Selectmen when finished,  then the project will be proposed to the town for vote.

 

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Volunteers Needed as Alternates to the Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals is currently in need of 2 volunteers to serve as Alternates. The Zoning Board of Appeals meets an average of 2 times a year. For more information, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office.

posted 12/16/15 at 11:13pm