The Village of Scarsdale accepts applications for resident volunteers to serve on one of our important Citizen Boards, Councils, or Committees on a rolling basis. A commitment to working collaboratively toward the goal of maintaining effective and informed governance is essential, and opportunities to help are available for persons of all backgrounds and interests. Volunteers help shape and inform Scarsdale public policy, execute a variety of important roles and responsibilities, and sometimes gain hands-on experience developing and implementing community initiatives.
Everyone is encouraged to apply, and a diversity of community perspectives are needed.
APPLY today: https://tinyurl.com/Scarsdale-Volunteers
Brief descriptions for each of the volunteer Citizen Boards, Councils, and Committees may be viewed here: https://tinyurl.com/Scarsdale-Opportunities
The guidelines for volunteering include:
Boards, Committees and Advisory Councils are comprised of Village residents. While comments from outside the community may be sought as needed, actions recommended or taken by Boards, Committees, and Advisory Councils should ultimately reflect the views of Village residents.
2. Civic Interest and Involvement
The majority of Citizen Boards, Council, and Committee members are appointed by reason of demonstrated interest in Village affairs, including volunteer involvement in community organizations and/or Village meetings and activities. Scarsdale is the beneficiary of a long history of voluntary civic endeavors. Since the overriding purpose of Boards, Councils, and Committees is to help inform public policy and maintain our high community standards, it is appropriate that members on Boards, Committees and Councils be those residents who have demonstrated willingness to collaborate in this regard.
3. Professional or Business Affiliation
Depending on the appointment, various professional skills and training may be required by Village 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, Committees, and Councils benefit by having one or more members with specialized knowledge. For example, the Cable Television Commission benefits by having members with knowledge of the communications industry; the Advisory Council on People With Disabilities would benefit from the experience of residents with disabilities; the Advisory Council on Youth would benefit from people who have worked with young people; and, the Advisory Council on Parks and Recreation would benefit from having a parent active in the Recreation Department's Elementary School Sports Program.