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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Town Hall Offices Closed- October 10

All Town Hall Offices will be closed on Monday, October 10, for the Columbus Day holiday. Please plan accordingly.

Requests for Proposals

The Town of Voluntown is currently seeking request for bids for snowplowing. For more information visit the Legals & Bids page of our website: https://www.voluntown.gov/rfprfq/

Bassett Mill Road Paving- Friday, 9/30

Posted 9/29/22

Paving of Bassett Mill Road is scheduled to take place on Friday, September 30, 2022. Traffic will still be able to pass through.

Voluntown Awarded STEAP Grant for Municipal Building Improvements

The Town of Voluntown has been awarded $300,000 in STEAP funds to make critical upgrades to the physical buildings of the Town Hall and Public Library to meet contemporary codes for
safety and accessibility, and to make proactive enhancements to improve the physical meeting spaces and facilities to serve the public. These two buildings are sited on adjacent parcels along Main Street in the heart of Voluntown Village Center and are physically linked with a common parking lot and courtyard.

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Voluntown Trunk or Treat- October 31

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Flu Clinic- October 3

A flu clinic will be held on Monday, October 3, from 9:30am- 1:30pm at the Voluntown Firehouse. No appointment is needed.

Press Release: Forge Hill Bridge Replacement Project

Voluntown Is Experiencing Stage 3 Extreme Drought Conditions

Updated 8/23/22

The eastern halves of New London and Windham counties are now under Stage 3 Extreme Drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

If your residence is served by a well, you should be conserving water to the best of your ability. [Read more…]

Cannabis Survey

The Voluntown Planning & Zoning Commission seeks your opinion on the regulation or prohibition of cannabis facilities in Voluntown. Please click the following link to participate in a one question survey to have your voice heard.




Thank you,

Voluntown Planning & Zoning Commission

Water Available to Residents

Residents have access to water currently at two locations:

  1. The water pump behind the town hall by the old garage is non-potable, which means it is not safe for drinking.
  2. There is a hose set up behind the school at the garden area. Please make sure the valve is off when done. This water is filtered for drinking.