Volunteer Opportunities

Appointed Boards:

If you would like to apply for any of the appointed positions, please send a letter of interest outlining why you are interested and any relevant experience you may have (resumes welcome). The Selectboard will make all appointments. Send the letter care of Carrie Johnson, Town Manager, P.O. Box 37, St. Albans, VT 05481 or to c.johnson@stalbanstown.com

Town Planning Commission

If you have an interest in policy and directing the future of the St. Albans Town then serving as a Planning Commissioner may be just for you. The Commission is a dynamic group whose work is instrumental in defining who we are as a community.  Upcoming Commission projects are rewriting Zoning Bylaws and Subdivision Regulations, developing a stormwater management program, and working on bike and pedestrian connectivity. Meetings are twice a month, the second and fourth Tuesday.

Development Review Board

This quasi-judicial Board of citizen volunteers reviews and takes action on proposals for land development within the Town under the Zoning Bylaws and Subdivision Regulations. This includes: the issuance of Subdivision Permits, Zoning Permits, Zoning Variances, and hearing appeals of decisions of the Town’s Zoning Administrator. The Development Review Board consists of 7 members with 3-year terms, and 2 alternate members. Meetings are twice a month, the second and fourth Thursday.

Northwest Regional Planning Commission Board

Board members assist the Northwest Regional Planning Commission with big picture planning. Consisting of 2 members from each town in Franklin and Grand Isle, the Board looks at regionally significant issues in transportation, energy, conservation, etc. The Board meets monthly at the Northwest Regional Planning Commission.

Northwest Vermont Solid Waste Management District Board of Supervisors

As a member of the Solid Waste District, the Town appoints an individual to the Board. Board members review District operations, large policy decisions, capital purchases, budgets, personnel, and possible expansion plans. The board meets the first Wednesday of every month, as well as once quarterly. For more information, please visit: http://www.nwswd.org/

Northwest Vermont Rail Trail Council

The Northwest Vermont Rail Trail Council is a non-profit organization that represents communities along the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail, trail users, and local businesses. The Council advises the State on trail issues, assists trail users, and helps make trail improvements. It also raises funds for small maintenance projects and amenities, like benches and picnic tables. The Council is made up of representatives from the 9 communities as well as trail users.  The Council holds regular business meetings which are open to the public.  They are held on the third Monday of every other month.

Vermont Judiciary Guardian and Litem Program

The VT GAL program is a volunteer opportunity for anyone that would like to be an advocate for a child in Vermont’s juvenile court system. There is a serious need for new GALs in Franklin County. For more information, please go to https://www.vermontjudiciary.org or contact:
Sierra Colgan, Program Specialist, Juvenile Matters
State of Vermont Judiciary
Office of the Court Administrator
109 State St.
Montpelier VT, 05609
Ph: 802.828.0625