Volunteer Committee Opportunities

Volunteer for Town Committees

Arts and Culture Committee - Meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday at 5 pm; 2-year term; strengthens community involvement by initiating, sponsoring, and celebrating local art, creativity and cultural activities including, but not limited to, the areas of art, photography, design, music, horticulture, culinary arts, literature, drama, and dance; organizes and supervises events showcasing local creative talent.

Circulation Committee - Meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday at 7 pm; 2-year term; supports the General Plan goal to foster a community for all users of the public roadway system, including motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, and equestrians; works with the Town Engineer, Sheriff's Department, and local and regional organizations to encourage "share the road" programs; develops educational programs on traffic safety, promotes safe, convenient access to schools, businesses, public and private institutions, and neighborhoods.

Climate and Sustainability Committee - Meets monthly on the 3rd Tuesday at 5:30 pm; 2-year term; advises and assists the Town Council, Planning Commission, and staff on implementing the goals and policies of the climate and sustainability elements of the Town's codes, guidelines and plans with special emphasis on updates for the Town's Climate Action Plan, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and environmental sustainability programs; develops and recommends educational programs that develop community awareness of climate and sustainability issues and concerns; recommends actionable programs and regulations which foster promotion of a sustainable Woodside.

Emergency Preparedness Committee - Meets monthly on the 2nd Wednesday at 5:30 pm; 2-year term; supports the General Plan Policies related to education on natural hazards and emergency preparedness; develops and maintains appropriate plans and procedures with staff to respond to disasters and emergencies; supports the Emergency Preparedness in Communities (EPiC), WPV-Ready, and WPV-CERT programs to develop a network of volunteers to prepare for and respond to emergencies at the individual and neighborhood level.

Environment and Open Space Committee - Meets monthly on the 4th Thursday at 5:30 pm; 2-year term; advises and assists the Town Council, Planning Commission, and staff on implementing the goals and policies of the wildlife conservation, environmental, and ecological elements of the Town's codes, guidelines and plans, with special emphasis on ecological concerns, preserving open space and restoration of wildlife corridors and habitat; develops and recommends educational programs that develop community awareness of environmental and wildlife conservation issues and concerns; recommends actionable programs and regulations which foster promotion of healthy wildlife and open space in Woodside.

Livestock and Equine Heritage Committee - Meets monthly on the 4th Wednesday at 5:30 pm; 2-year term; reviews applications for professional stable permits and forwards recommendations to the Planning Commission; reviews applications for exceptions to the private stable regulations, forwards recommendations to the Planning Director, and conducts stable inspections in accordance with the Municipal Code; develops and supports education and information programs which aid the community in sustaining, protecting, enhancing, and enjoying equestrian activities and facilities.

Recreation Committee - Meets monthly on the 1st Thursday at 6 pm; 3-year term; guides the activities of the community recreation program; provides organized and supervised community recreation services in all areas of the Town and makes recreation budget recommendations to the Council.

Trails Committee - Meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday at 3 pm; 2-year term; reviews land divisions, subdivisions and conditional use permits for locations for equestrian, pedestrian and bicycle trails and makes recommendations to the staff and to the Planning Commission; advises on trail maintenance projects and on rules, regulations and ordinances pertaining to the trails.

Volunteerism Committee - Meets as needed; 2-year term; encourages citizen volunteer participation, including by direct recruitment; assists with volunteer recognition; researches, implements and administers recommendations; liaises with Town Staff, other volunteer committees, various local school groups, and the general public to implement ideas and projects.

Woodside History Committee - Meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday at 10:30 am; 2-year term; advises the Town Council and staff regarding actions, policies and plans relating to historic preservation; plans and recommends means for ensuring the security and public accessibility of the Town's historic archives; gathers and catalogues historic material.

These are volunteer positions and serve in an advisory capacity to the Town Council. Interested residents may request information and applications from Melissa Cardinale at Town Hall, 2955 Woodside Road, or email Melissa Cardinale.

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