Volunteer Opportunities


The volunteer boards and committees in Fairhaven are vital to the running of our town. They provide a rich source of knowledge and expertise, expand the town's ability to research issues and best practices, and enhance the communication between residents and town staff and elected officials.

If you are interested in serving on a Town Board or Committee the following committees currently have vacancies. Click here for an online volunteer application. 

New volunteer application, printable (paper) form, click HERE to download. The completed form can be emailed to selectboard@fairhaven-ma.gov, dropped off or mailed.

*2024 Reappointment Form* Click HERE to download the reappointment form

Or you may submit a letter of interest to the Select Board, 40 Center Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719
*The Select Board is the appointing authority for Town boards, committees and commissions outside of elected positions.

To see a full list of all Town Boards and Committees click HERE

Boards or Committees with current vacancies are: 

Board or CommitteeVacancy available Deadline to apply 
Belonging Committee Fire Department Representativeopen until filled
Broadband Study CommitteeTwo At-Large Membersopen until filled
Cable Advisory CommitteeTwo Membersopen until filled
Charter CommitteeThree Membersopen until filled
Commission on DisabilityOne Member, see MGL 40, Section 8J for statutory detailsopen until filled
Council on Aging Board of DirectorsTwo Membersopen until filled
Cultural CouncilTwo Membersopen until filled
Dog Park Study Committee (reactivating)Four Members open until filled
Lagoa Friendship Pact Committee One EDC Rep, One Historical Comm Rep, One School Dept Repopen until filled
Zoning Board of AppealsTwo Associate Members, one term through 2025, one term through 2026open until filled

Please contact the Select Board's Office for more information regarding openings on Boards and Committees. 508-979-4023, Ext. 2