Volunteer for a Board / Committee
Volunteers are and always have been an integral part of Plymouth Town Government. It is volunteers, elected or appointed, who serve on committees that give of their time and talents and make policies that shape the future of the Town.
Select Board-Appointed Positions
Do you have a special interest in a particular area? Do you have a special talent that you would be willing to share? Would you just like to be involved? Complete the Select Board's Volunteer Application online, if you are interested in serving in one of the many boards and committees in the Town of Plymouth. Learn more about all of the Boards and Committees by visiting their web pages.
The following Select Board-appointed boards and committees currently have vacancies and are accepting applications for appointments:
1749 Court House Committee (4 vacant seats): The 1749 Court House Committee oversees the operation of the 1749 Courthouse Museum, located at 4 Town Square. The Committee is currently working with an exhibit designer to implement a new exhibit that better expresses the town's history beyond the original colony. The vacancies are to fill one two-year term which expires on June 30, 2025 and three one-year terms which expire on June 30, 2024. The 1749 Court House Commission meets on an as-needed basis.
Agricultural Commission (2 vacant seats): The Agricultural Commission administers Plymouth's Right to Farm Preservation By-law and has additional activities relating to encouraging the continued pursuit of agriculture in Plymouth. The vacancies are to fill one two-year term which expires on June 30, 2025 and one three-year term expires on June 30, 2026. The Agricultural Commission meets on an as-needed basis.
Cable Advisory Commission (2 vacant seats): The Cable Advisory Committee is responsible for reviewing complaints, suggestions, and issues raised relative to the cable system, the licensee, and the services provided, and to make recommendations to the Select Board on such matters. The vacancies are to fill two one-year terms which expire on June 30, 2024. The Committee meets on an as-needed basis.
Climate Action Net Zero Committee (2 vacant seats): The mission of the Climate Action/Net Zero Committee (CANZ) is to identify and advocate for equitable climate adaptation actions and greenhouse gas emission reduction strategies in sectors such as municipal, commercial, and residential buildings, transportation, energy systems, and land use. The CANZ Committee is currently working on Plymouth’s Climate Action/Net Zero Decarbonization Plan, with a strategy for engaging community members and organisations to gather input, as well as outlining the scope of the plan. The CANZ Committee will analyse current emissions, identify initiatives and measures that might be taken to reduce emissions, and set goals and targets. The vacancies are to fill two one-year terms which expire on June 30, 2024. The CANZ Committee meets generally once a month, depending on associated projects and topics.
Conservation Commission (1 vacant seat): The Plymouth Conservation Commission is responsible for the protection and management of Plymouth's natural resources and the administration of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (General Laws Chapter 131, Section 40), including the Rivers Protection Act. The vacancy is to fill one two-year term which expire on June 30, 2025. The Committee meets on an as-needed basis.
Water Conservation Committee (4 vacant seats): The Water Conservation Committee works in close collaboration with the Plymouth Water Division and Public Works Department to advocate, promote, educate, and bring awareness to Plymouth officials, employees, residents, and businesses on the importance of Water Conservation and how everyone plays an important role. The vacancies are to fill two one-year terms which expire on June 30, 2024 and two two-year terms which expire on June 30, 2025. The Committee meets on an as-needed basis.
Please complete the Select Board's Volunteer Application online for fastest processing.
Residents may also submit a letter of interest, outlining the rationale as to why they would like to be appointed, as well as a resume although this is not required, via email to email@example.com or regular mail to the Town Manager's Office at Plymouth Town Hall, 26 Court Street, Plymouth, MA 02360.
Please be advised that given the confidential/sensitive nature of some of these roles, applicants may be asked to submit to a CORI/background check prior to appointment. This is at no cost to the applicant.
Questions? Call 508-747-1620 ext. 10106.