Board & Committee Volunteer Opportunities

Danvers relies on the efforts of volunteers to serve on boards and commissions that, collectively, are responsible for preserving and enhancing the quality of life enjoyed by all residents and visitors to the community. Below is a listing of currently available board, committee and commission volunteer opportunities.

Residents who are interested in serving should complete the Talent Pool form. The Talent Pool is a means of identifying residents (18 years and older) who are interested in serving the community on a Town committee, board, or commission. Please note also that, if no vacancies exist at present, your application will be kept on file for future consideration. 

Thank you for volunteering to serve your community. 

Beverly Regional Airport Commission 

Meets Once Monthly - Vacancy: 1 Member 

The Airport Commission plays a critical role in managing and maintaining airport operations to ensure it provides safe and efficient services to travelers and the community. Specific duties include creating plans and strategies for maintaining the airports facilities, managing its financial operations, ensuring safety and security and public relations. 

Conservation Commission

Meets Twice Monthly -  Vacancies: 1 Full, 2 Alternates  

Works to protect the communities natural resources such as saltmarshes, rivers tidal flats, bogs and swamps which prevent flooding, filter pollution, and provide habitats for wildlife. 

Council on Aging 

Meets Once Monthly - Vacancy: 1

Provides, within the nationally accredited Senior Center, comprehensive services to enrich the lives of older adults, including health and fitness, nutritional, outreach, visitor and transportation services, as well as day and multi-day trips and supportive adult day program. 

Cultural Council 

Meets 3-6 Times Annually - Vacancies: 3

Supports and promotes access for all ages to enjoy arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences to broaden and enrich the Town's vitality. 

Danvers Affordable Housing Trust 

Meets Once Monthly - Vacancy: 1

Assists in the creation of affordable housing opportunities in Danvers. 

Historic District Commission 

Meets Once Monthly - Vacancies: 1 Full, 3 Alternates 

Ensures the preservation of important historic resources and increases publics awareness of the Town's heritage and the value of historic preservation. 

Planning Board 

Meets Twice Monthly - Vacancy: 1 Associate 

Conducts regulatory reviews of site plans, special permits, subdivisions, and evaluates potential changes to zoning by-laws. Associate members participate in Special Permit requests when a full member is unavailable. 

Preservation Commission

Meets Once Monthly - Vacancy: 1 

Advises Building Department with respect to issuance of permits for demolition of significant buildings landmarks.. 

Recreation Committee

Meets Once Monthly - Vacancy: 1

The Recreation Committee is an advisory committee to the Recreation Department, charged with advocating, expanding, and promoting all recreation and leisure activities, including parks, playgrounds, open space, sports, and childcare. The committee also supports both the waterfront and Endicott Park operations.  

Zoning Board of Appeals

Meets Twice Monthly - Vacancy: 1 Alternate  

Reviews requests for special permits, variances, findings and appeals in accordance with the zoning by laws.