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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Holiday Events in Voluntown

Wylie School Old Fashioned Holiday Open House

Our friends at the Voluntown Historical Society are hosting an Old Fashioned Christmas Holiday Open House at Wylie School on Saturday, December 3rd from 12 noon until 3 pm. 

Drop in to help the Society celebrate reopening the school and again welcoming the public after its closure to repair storm damage and for extensive renovations to remove hazardous lead paint and to rewire the ancient electrical system. There’ll be food, fun and festivities, including crafts for the kids and Voluntown-themed ornaments and pottery for sale. With membership to the VHS being put on hold the last several years due to the limits imposed on social gatherings by the pandemic, you are also invited to join or rejoin the Historical Society at this event and receive a commemorative coin from Voluntown’s Tricentennial Celebration in 2021. Memberships are $20 for the 2023 calendar year with dues being used to offset costs for the town-required liability insurance policy at VHS events, to compensate guest speakers and presenters for programs of interest to members, to hold special seasonal events throughout the year, and for supplies and materials to protect, organize and catalogue Society archives.

Voluntown Community Tree Lighting

Hosted by Voluntown Pack 74 Cub Scouts

Saturday, December 10, 2-4pm

Please join the Voluntown Pack 74 CubScouts at the Town Gazebo for Hot Cocoa & Snacks, Caroling, and a Visit from Santa.
 Voluntown Community Christmas Tree Lighting | Facebook


Voluntown’s Holiday Light Contest

The Holiday Lights Contest is back! The competition is open to Voluntown residents and businesses. If you choose to enter, please fill out the form below (see link) and be sure to have your lights on from December 10-14 between the hours of 5PM-10PM. Registration will end on December 7th!

Judging will be done by the residents and winners for the three (3) categories: Most Lights, Most Festive, Most Creative will be chosen and announced on December 17th.

Enter your home or business before December 7. Enter here: http://bit.ly/3OnhFiZ

Happy Decorating!

Santa is coming to Town at the Voluntown Firehouse!

Santa will be stopping by the firehouse for a quick visit on December 11. Members of the Voluntown Fire Department would like to invite Voluntown families to join us while we wait for Santa.


Wires Down and Hazards in Road

Updated at 5:30am 12/1

Posted 11/30 at 6:50PM

Due to the weather conditions, fallen trees have caused dangerous wires down all over town. Please stay away from fallen wires! Do not attempt to drive over them. Do not go near them as you can get electrocuted with out even touching the wires.

Bennett road is still closed at 76 Bennett Rd.

Currently Forge Hill Road is open.

Brown Road is open.

Donations for Dollhouse Drawing to Benefit the Voluntown Community Fund

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Town of Voluntown Prescription Savings Card

Did you know that the Town of Voluntown offers a prescription savings card? We team with CCM (Connecticut Conference of Municipalities) to offer Voluntown residents a cost savings on prescriptions, pet medications, and vision, hearing, and LASIK that are not covered by insurance. [Read more…]

Town Hall Offices Closed November 24

All Town Hall Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24, for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Pond Drawdown Requests

The Town’s request for the drawdown of Beachdale Pond has been approved at a drawdown of 12 to 18 inches. The Beachdale Pond drawdown will commence on November 1, 2022 and will be managed to restore to normal surface water elevation by April 2023.

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RT 49 DOT Pavement Rehabilitation Plan


NEWINGTON, CT – The Connecticut Department of Transportation’s (Department) Office of Engineering is developing plans to rehabilitate the pavement on CT Route 49 in the Towns of
Voluntown and Sterling. The project involves rehabilitating the pavement on CT Route 49 between mile markers 13.52 and 21.74.

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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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Press Release: Forge Hill Bridge Replacement Project