Volunteering can be very rewarding and it is an opportunity to help your community and become part of the decision making process. It is also a great way to meet new people, keep busy, and get involved in your Town!
The Town of Dudley is looking for experienced volunteers for Boards and Committees to give their time and talents serving the Town. Whether you are retired or just interested in community involvement the town would appreciate your help.
Some Boards meet quite often, some once in awhile, and some are busy at different times of the year.
Please call the Selectmen’s office at 508-949-8001 for more information.
Or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to submit your application or letter of interest, please send it via e-mail or you can fax us at 508-949-8013.
Click Here for Volunteer Application Form.
Open seat on the Pearle L. Crawford L. Memorial Library Board of Directors
Applications are now being accepted to fill the open seat on the Library Board for a term that will expire in June of 2020. The position will be filled by appointment through a combined vote of the Dudley Board of Selectmen and the Crawford Library Board of Trustees. Applicants should have a strong commitment to and appreciation of the library, and a desire to provide the best possible library service to the community. Applicants must be registered voters and residents of Dudley, MA.
Trustee meetings are held at 6:15 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
Trustees work with other board members to:
• Oversee the library
• Hire and evaluate the Library Director
• Establish policy and strategic plans
• Advocate for adequate budget funding
• Conduct public relations and advocacy
• Becomes informed about all phases of library operation
• Visits the library frequently and is aware of the programs and services the library offers
• Serves on committees as assigned by the board chair(s)
• Participates in the library’s planning process, and working with the Library Director, reviews and revises plan annually
• Awareness of the support services offered by the MBLC and MLS and participates in their events
• Familiarity with Mass. General Laws that affect the library
• Understands local government structure and stays informed of changes in municipal policies that may affect the library
• Follows the established chain of command for effecting change
• Able to put aside personal preferences when necessary to work for the greater good of the library
Complete information on library trusteeship can be found in the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Trustee Handbook available at: https://mblc.state.ma.us/for/2018-handbook.pdf
Interested applicants can apply online providing the reasons for being a good candidate for appointment to the Library Board. As an alternative, a letter of application can be dropped off at the Crawford Library, addressed to the Library Trustees.
Applications should be submit by Friday, August 16th.
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