Appointed Town Government Volunteer Opportunities
Have you ever thought about giving back to the community or how you can affect change locally? Weston's Town Government is supported by volunteers who serve on elected and appointed boards and committees. In fact, there are nearly 200 Weston residents who help make policy, develop and shape various Town projects, and give of their time and talents for the betterment of the community.
Current volunteer opportunities include Select Board-appointed committees.
Select Board Appointed Positions
For the following Select Board appointed positions, please submit a volunteer application or a letter of interest. The application can be filled out and submitted online or it can be downloaded and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters of interest can also be emailed or mailed to the Select Board, Weston Town Hall, PO Box 378. Click on the name of the committee to learn more about its charge and skills that are being sought.
The 13-member Board, appointed by the Select Board, meets to determine policies regarding Council on Aging (COA) programs and services for Weston residents over the age of 60 and their caregivers. Residents of all ages with an interest in issues involving older adults are invited to apply.
The Traffic & Sidewalk Committee makes periodic evaluation of and recommendations regarding roadway improvements and changes, traffic calming measures, signals, signage and lighting, sidewalks and crosswalks, maintenance priorities and standards, public transit options, and other measures that are considered to meet the evolving traffic conditions and bicycle/pedestrian safety needs of the Town. Residents with experience/training or interest in traffic management, pedestrian safety, roadway development, traffic mitigation, public transit, bicycling, or other related areas are encouraged to apply.
Together, the members of the Weston Cultural Council collaborate throughout the year to solicit and evaluate Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) grant applications, determine recipients, and successfully administer the council grants. Along with publicizing and promoting the annual grant process, Weston’s members conduct outreach to potential grantees and oversee the individual grants once they are awarded. The Council is seeking new members who are eager to assist in a variety of endeavors—ranging from public relations to financial management and grant administration—that advance the Weston Cultural Council’s overall mission.
The Committee is responsible for oversight of the construction, renovation, and major maintenance of all municipal and school buildings. The Committee is further responsible for working with the Director of Facilities to conduct a periodic review of the physical condition of all buildings, and for developing an ongoing capital property management plan to be recommended to the Select Board and School Committee. Residents who are licensed builders, registered architects or engineers, or have other applicable experience in the construction industry are encouraged to apply.
Attend a Meeting - Upcoming meetings of the elected and appointed boards/committees are posted to Weston.org/Meetings. ALL board/committee meetings are open to the public.
More Questions - If a resident has a question about Select Board appointed positions, please contact the Town Manager's Office at 781-865-5020