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 Youth Service Bureau Mission Statement
The mission of the Voluntown Youth Service Bureau is to identify the needs of our community, facilitate and promote the provision of services and programs that foster positive development in our youth and enable them to become responsible members of our community. The Bureau plans, evaluates, coordinates, and implements resources and opportunities for Voluntown youth and their families.
The Voluntown Youth Service Bureau has several programs coming up:
High School Recreational Basketball Games
Open to Voluntown residents in grades 9 -12
Wednesday nights from 6:00 – 7:30pm
Wednesday’s, February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, & April 8, 2015
Great After School Program (GRASP)
Open to Voluntown residents that fit age/grade requirement.
Meets on Mondays from 3:20-4:30pm
Mondays, February 23, March 9, 16 and 23rd
Transportation will not be provided.
Club Name: Sports and Games
Instructor: Mr. Musser
Grades: 1- 3
Fee: $8 for all sessions
Club Description: Participants will play a variety of sports and games such as basketball, sharks and minnows, kickball, and much more!
Club Name: Chess
Instructor: Mr. Ward
Grades: 6 – 8
Fee: $8 for all sessions
Club Description: Participants will have the opportunity to play chess with their classmates. Mr. Ward will be available to assist students if needed.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Games begin at 9AM (double-elimination)
League A: High School students & Adults
League B: Students in grades 5-8
Teams consist of 6 players
Registration fee: $10 per player ($60 per team)
Make checks payable to: Town of Voluntown
Visit the Voluntown Youth Service Bureau webpage for more info.
The Voluntown Recreation Commission has several free programs to offer residents this January.
Adult Volleyball For Voluntown residents ages 18 and up. Meets in the Voluntown Elementary School gymnasium from 7-8:30PM on the following Tuesday evenings: Jan 20, 27, Feb 3, 17, 24, and March 3. No pre-registration is required. If enough people show up, there will be 2 games playing simultaneously- one noncompetitive and one competitive. There is no fee.
Saturday Basketball Program for Kids Open to all Voluntown kids in grades 1-8. This program starts on Saturday, January 17, and ends on February 28th. There are no attendance requirements. For grades 1-4, the program is designed to be a noncompetitive way to introduce young children to the sport of basketball. For grades 5-8, kids will be split up into teams and play a game every week. There is no fee involved, but your child is recommended to bring his/her own basketball, a youth size 27.5, if possible. The following is the timetable for each grade:
9-10AM Grades 1+2
10-11AM Grades 3+4 GIRLS*
11AM-12PM Grades 3+4 BOYS*
12PM-2PM Grades 5-8
**Please note the changes in the schedule. Grades 3+4 have been split into 2 sessions, and Grades 5-8 have been bumped an hour.
Notice is hereby given to all taxpayers of the Town of Voluntown that the second and final installment on Real Estate and Personal Property, including *Supplemental Motor Vehicle taxes on the Grand List of October 1, 2013, are due and payable on January 1, 2015.
The second installments and Supplemental Motor Vehicle taxes may be paid without penalty through February 2, 2015. The rate of interest is 1.5% per month from the due date of January 1 (18% per year) or a minimum of $2.00 per bill or installment. If paid in February, but after the 2nd, interest is computed at 3%.
I will be in my office Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m, and Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m., as well as Saturday, January 31 from 9 a.m. until noon for the collection of these taxes.
Payments may be made by mail. If a receipt is required, please send a portion of the bill and enclose a stamped self- addressed envelope.
FAILURE TO RECEIVE A TAX BILL DOES NOT INVALIDATE THE TAX OR INTEREST.
Dated at Voluntown, CT this 23rd day of December 2014
*Supplemental motor vehicles are vehicles which were registered after October 1, 2013 and before August 1, 2014. The chart below shows the vehicle code used on the bill for a newly acquired vehicle, a replacement vehicle code, and a percentage of the value.
Starting on Tuesday, July 15, Voluntown will have a new Tax Assessor, Paige Stanton Donovan, CCMA II. Ms. Donovan will be holding office hours on Tuesdays, from 9AM-8PM.