Located 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”.
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!
The Building & Zoning Officer will be out of his office on June 21. He will be back on June 24. Please plan accordingly.
The Voluntown Recreation Commission has cancelled the basketball tournaments that were scheduled on Sunday, June 26, 4PM at the Constitutional Field Basketball Court do to lack of entries.
The special Inland Wetland meeting that was to be held on June 23, 2016, has been cancelled. The next meeting will be held at its regular time on July 7th at 7:30 p.m.
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. Parking permits are free for Voluntown residents, $10 for in Connecticut residents, and $20 for out of state visitors. 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 glass
- No smoking on beach
- Beach open 9am-8pm
- Parking permits are required
- Parking lot gate is locked at 8pm
- 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
Save the date! Friday, June 24th is Voluntown Day at the Connecticut Tigers. The Voluntown Recreation Commission receives half of the proceeds from tickets purchased by Voluntown residents. In order for the Recreation Commission to receive money, it has to be a ticket purchased through them, and not at the Dodd Stadium ticket booth. Form can be printed from here.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
posted on 1/7/16 at 1:51pm