Volunteer Opportunities in Westford
vol.jpgThe Town of Westford is fortunate to be served by so many volunteers. This page provides a list of opportunities for people to get involved in our town. If a particular opportunity interests you, please follow the contact instructions below.

Thank you for your consideration of volunteering in Westford.


Boards and Committees
Opportunities to volunteer for appointment to boards and committees





Town Departments
Building Department

The Building Department seeks volunteers to scan and index building permits.  Duties may include organizing documents chronologically and then scanning and indexing them into the Town's document management system.  Computer knowledge is necessary and a familiarity with data entry is helpful.  Work is performed in the Highway Dept. building located at 28 North Street.

Who to contact:  Nancy Lima 978-692-5527


Health Department
Join the Upper Merrimack Valley Medical Reserve Corps
Volunteers needed! Would you like to help your community and family in time of need? The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a volunteer unit which is trained and pre-credentialed to assist with three types of community events:

  • public health emergencies
  • mass casualty events
  • community service activities
The program is run out of the Health Department. All medical and non- medical volunteered are welcomed.  Free trainings and continuing education credits as you learn emergency management and disaster medical operations. For more information or to sign up please call 978 399- 2549 or download an application from our website at http://www.umvmrc.org.

Conservation Commission
Trail Stewards
Through a joint effort of the Conservation Commission and the Westford Conservation Trust, a trail stewards program has been established for volunteers to help maintain and improve our numerous trails in Westford. Volunteers are always needed. The Westford Conservation Trust also maintains a list of potential scout projects for those interested.

Who to contact: Bill Harman (978) 692-3907


Council on Aging
Volunteer opportunity for an individual or a group of individuals to perform Fall clean up at a senior citizen's home in Westford. Leaf raking, bagging and disposal of leaves throughout the month of November. All volunteer applicants must undergo a CORI evaluation.

For more information: www.westfordma.gov/coa
Who to contact: Joanne Sheehan, Director of Elder Services (978) 692-5523


Library Volunteer
Library volunteers assist the Library Staff in the realization of the Library’s goals. Tasks may include collection maintenance; collection repair and mending; clerical, serials, ILL and acquisitions support, and; archival and public relations support. All volunteer applicants must undergo a CORI evaluation.

Who to contact: Zoe Daniel (978) 692-5557


Westford Partnership for Children After School Program Assistant
The Westford Partnership for Children after school enrichment program is a collaboration between the School Department and the Recreation Department that offers a variety of activities that children participate in during the after school hours. ~Children do their homework, play sports, and engage in other activities such as art, science experiments, math games, reading, chess and much more. Individuals who love to spend time with children are welcome to volunteer. All volunteer applicants must undergo a CORI evaluation.

For more information: www.westfordma.gov/wpc
Who to contact: Sandra Habe at (978) 692-5532


Westford Community Access Television, Inc.
Westford Community Access Television, Inc. (Westford CAT) is looking for people to help crew shows or cover meetings. The group is also seeking people to help with the Westford CAT organization, for example facilities and marketing committees. Westford CAT happily welcomes any amount of time someone would like spend.

For more information: www.westfordcat.org
Who to contact: Lauren Horton at (978) 692-7152