Volunteer to Serve

Dear Scarsdale residents,
 
Welcome to the new Volunteer Homepage for the Village of Scarsdale. Scarsdale has a long tradition of volunteerism and civic engagement.  For generations, Scarsdale has had the good fortune of having an intelligent and talented population of residents willing to give their time to help shape the character and policies of our great community.  We hope that you will consider continuing this tradition through service on a volunteer board, commission, committee, or council. Please take some time to explore our Volunteer Information page to learn about the various opportunities; the "Learn More" links open informational profiles for each of our boards, councils, and committees.

Should you decide to complete an application, you will be asked to list your top three choices.  Please note that vacancies are not always predictable and vary from year to year. Therefore, while the Personnel Committee will try to match your experience and interest to the right position, there is no way to know how long it might take for you to be appointed.  Most appointments are made annually in April. There can be vacancies over the course of the year, and should one occur, someone will reach out to you. Once you submit your online application, you will receive an automatic response indicating that your submission was received.
 
Please try to be as thorough as possible on the application and should you wish to also include a CV, feel free to email it to the Village Clerk.  Please only do so after submitting a completed online volunteer application. If you have any issues or questions, please reach out to the Village Clerk at 914-722-1175 or Clerk@Scardale.com.

Sincerely,

Personnel Committee, Village of Scarsdale

Guidelines Membership Guidelines for Appointed Boards, Councils, and Committees

1. Residency

The Village Code establishes that no person shall be eligible to be appointed as a member of any board or commission in the Village of Scarsdale who is not a citizen or legal resident of the United States of America, at least 21 years of age, and a resident of the Village.

2. Civic Interest and Involvement

The majority of the members of Village Boards, Councils, and Committees are appointed by reason of demonstrated interest in Village affairs, through volunteer involvement. Scarsdale is the beneficiary of a long history of voluntary civic endeavors. Because the overriding purpose of appointed Boards, Councils, and Committees is to assure the continuation of high community standards, it is appropriate that members be those residents who have demonstrated willingness and initiative to work in support of this objective.

3. Professional or Business Affiliation

Various professional skills and training are required by law or deemed desirable by the Village Board of Trustees for the successful fulfillment of some Board, Council, or Committee charters.

4. Specialized Knowledge

Certain Boards, Councils, and Committees benefit by having one or more members with specialized knowledge. For example, the Cable Television Commission benefits by having people with knowledge of the communications industry; the Advisory Council on People With Disabilities benefits from the experience of residents with disabilities; the Advisory Council on Youth benefits from members who have worked with young people; the Advisory Council on Parks and Recreation benefits from member parents who are active in the Recreation Department's Elementary School Sports Program.

Learn More about the various boards on which a resident can serve.
APPLY to serve on a Citizen Board, Council, or Committee.
Review current membership rosters.