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”.
As of 05/06/2016 the Town Hall will be closed on Friday’s; however, the Building Inspector will still have office hours on Friday’s from 1-5pm.
The following Voluntown Recreation Commission adult programs are accepting participant registration:
When: Monday’s, April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Voluntown Baptist Church
For: Ages 16 and up
Fee: $25 resident / $35 non resident
drop in fee $5 resident/ $7 non resident
When: Wednesday’s, March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 27, and May 4, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, in the Voluntown Elementary School Library
For: Ages 16 and up
Free: $25 resident/ $35 non resident
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 .
A Connecticut State Police Training Facility informational web page has been set up on the town website. It can be found in the menu tab at the top. It will be updated when new information is received. The link is http://www.voluntown.gov/training-facility-information/
posted 3/16/16 at 6:04 pm
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
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
From the Voluntown Registrar’s Office:
The 2016 Connecticut Presidential Primaries will be held on Tuesday, April 26. A voter must be registered as a democrat to vote in the democratic primary, or a republican to vote in the republican primary. A voter registered as independent or unaffiliated can not vote in a primary. Any party switching must be done by January 26, 2016. An unaffiliated voter, has until the Monday before the primary to register with a party.
If you are unsure as to what party you are currently registered with, you can check easily using the Secretary of State’s Office Voter Registration Lookup tool, or you can contact the Registrar’s Office.