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”.
The Voluntown Recreation Commission has several classes starting soon.
Yoga Classes start on September 30th. For more information and for the registration form, visit the Voluntown Recreation Commission website.
Zumba Classes start on October 10th. For more information and for the registration form, visit the Voluntown Recreation Commission website.
Trunk or Treat 2015
The Voluntown Recreation Commission is sponsoring Trunk or Treat again this year. Trunk or Treat will be held on October 31st, 6-7pm at Constitution Field for kids up to 8th grade.
Any business, church, local organization, or individual is invited to be a “Trunker” and decorate the trunk of their vehicle and pass out candy or treats. 300-400 children are expected to attend. For more information, and for a “Trunker” application, click HERE.
The Voluntown Historical Society is sponsoring an outerwear clothing drive for those in need in our town. The VHS is accepting donations of new or gently-used & clean coats, gloves, hats & scarves for all ages at the Voluntown Farmers’ Market in front of VES on Sunday, October 11th, from 10 am until 1 pm. Clothing will be distributed the following Sunday, October 18th, from the pod in the school parking lot from 10 am until noon.
Please share this information with your friends, neighbors and church congregations. If you know of someone who would benefit from this drive, please let the VHS know of their particular needs by contacting the Clothing Drive Coordinator, Jen Panko, by email at Grumpyjen@aol.com.
Please remember that the Thursday evening hours at the Voluntown/Sterling Transfer Station have ended for the season as of September 24th and will not be back until May 1, 2016.
The Voluntown Local Prevention Council and the Voluntown Youth Service Bureau are asking all Voluntown residents who are 18 and over to fill out the Southeastern Regional Action Council (SERAC) Community Adult Survey. The town in our region with the highest percentage of responses will be awarded $1000.
The survey is strictly anonymous and confidential. The survey’s responses will help the Southeastern Regional Action Council better understand the role adults play in the use of alcohol and other substances among our Voluntown youth, and the perception adults have in regards to underage drinking and substance use.
SERAC funds are used to for prevention efforts in our community. This survey was conducted in 2010, and, thanks to a great community response, Voluntown was the winner of the $1000. With your help, we will win again.
Please alert all your Voluntown relatives, friends, and neighbors to this opportunity for our town, and note that the survey takes about 5 minutes or less to complete. Thank you!
The Board of Selectmen are looking to appoint two people to the Representative Advisory Board to Southeastern Connecticut Water Authority (SCWA). This is a two-year term and if you are interested, contact the Selectmen’s Office at 860-376-5880.