Volunteer Opportunities for Hamden Boards & Commissions

Boards & Commissions

The Town of Hamden has over 34 volunteer boards and commissions with over 275 citizen volunteers participating. These boards have been created either by town charter, town ordinance or state statute. They have three, four, five or six-year terms of appointment, created by expiration of appointment, or vacancies created by resignation, moving out of town or death. You can be re-appointed to a board and commission.

How to Apply

The Town Clerk’s Office is excited to share our new online form to apply for Boards & Commissions.

Click HERE to Apply Online

or Write a letter of interest addressed to:
Karimah Mickens, Town Clerk
Hamden Government Center
2750 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518

Please attach a current resume of your life’s experience, work and education as well as any civic activities you have participated in Hamden or elsewhere. In short, a thumbnail sketch of yourself. If you do not have a resume, include this information in your letter.

Upon receiving your letter, the resume is forwarded to the Mayor for consideration of appointment. Per Hamden Charter 5-5: “The Mayor shall nominate an individual and submit the nomination to the Legislative Council, which shall approve or disapprove the Mayor’s selection.” Sending in a resume does not guarantee a seat on a commission.


You must be a resident elector of the town of Hamden; i.e., a registered voter in Hamden to participate per the Town Charter.


Current vacancies / open positions on Hamden’s Boards and Commissions can be viewed here:

 2024 Boards & Commissions Vacancies.