Are you willing & able to help your community?
The Darien RTC actively recruits and supports qualified candidates for Darien’s local boards, commissions, and elected offices, and is currently seeking candidates for the following volunteer opportunities:
Monuments & Ceremonies Commission
About the Monuments & Ceremonies Commission:
The Monuments and Ceremonies Commission consists of 15 members charged with establishing guidelines for new monuments, markers and plaques erected on public property and with cataloging, surveying and identifying maintenance and upkeep needs of all memorial monuments, markers and plaques on town property. When requested by the Board of Selectmen, this Commission organizes, prepares and monitors public patriotic parades, public celebrations, anniversaries and special community events to enhance the image of the town. This Commission also formed a subcommittee to help in the restoration of abandoned cemeteries.
About the 2020 Bicentennial Commission:
In addition, the Commission formed another subcommittee to help with Darien’s 2020 Bicentennial Celebration. The mission of the 2020 Bicentennial Committee is to plan and organize events and projects that celebrate Darien’s unique heritage, honor the Town’s forefathers and educate the community about Darien’s history. Furthermore, the committee is charged with informing the community about these events and projects and raising the necessary funds to support them. For more information about the Monuments and Ceremonies’ 2020 Bicentennial Committee, please click here.
For more information about the Darien Monuments & Ceremonies Commission, please click here.
The Darien Beautification Commission was incorporated into the town government as a full commission in 1991 for the purpose of "stimulating and coordinating public and private actions for maintaining and improving the overall physical appearance of Darien." Commission members meet monthly to review current projects, plan new ones, and discuss issues related to the maintenance of the spring hanging baskets, 30+ islands along the town's roadsides and the Adopt-A-Garden program. To read more about Darien's Beautification Commission, please click here.
Human Services Commission
The Human Services Commission works with Darien's Human Services Department, which provides a wide variety of services, including supportive counseling, assessment for benefits and program eligibility, as well as case management for any Darien resident. In addition, the staff provides crisis intervention, assistance with mental health, substance abuse, and domestic violence issues. For more information about the Human Services Commission, please click here. To read more about Darien's Human Services Department, please click here.
How to Apply
If you would like to serve on either the Darien RTC or on one of the other boards or commissions that are seeking qualified candidates, please (1) click on the application format you prefer, below, (2) complete the application form, and (3) submit it to the Darien RTC. More specific instructions are included on both forms.
There are many ways you can volunteer your talent, skills, and time to the Darien community. The listings on this page are for positions that are currently available or which are expected to become available soon.
However, the Darien RTC is always looking for qualified candidates who are willing and able to fill positions as they become available.
If you would like to serve on a particular board, commission, or in an elected office that's not listed on this page, please complete and return an RTC application form anyway, so the Darien RTC can be made aware of your interest in serving and can consider your application when the opportunity arises.