Volunteers - A Gift to Our Community
Our volunteers impart a significant amount of volunteer hours each year through their devoted service on the various boards and committees, Citizens on Patrol program and by assisting the Parks and Recreation Department with its numerous events.
Volunteering offers an opportunity to inspire, recognize, and encourage people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. By working together, we have the ability to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.
Parks and Recreation
Volunteer opportunities are available in the Parks and Recreation Department for for approximately 16 - 20 annual events, such as Tequesta Fest, Tiki Time, Movies in the Park, and Concerts in the Park.
Complete the volunteer application and Parks and Recreation staff will contact volunteers to work.
Volunteer opportunities are available in the police department for civilians in the C.O.P. (Citizens Observer Patrol) program. The C.O.P. program is active in patrolling the Villages communities and plazas. They attend parking enforcement training, direct traffic, and attend Village events. They patrol the events on foot, assist law enforcement as a extra eye when patrolling the community events. The scope of the volunteer service for the C.O.P is:
a.) Closed home checks
b.) Neighborhood and plaza patrol
c.) Parking Enforcement
d.) Traffic Diversion/Enforcement
e.) Special Events that require the presence of the Village of Tequesta Police Department.
f.) Public Relations as a result of activities defined within this Scope of Service.
g.) Other Services as deemed appropriate and reasonable for the volunteers by the Tequesta Police Department.
C.O.P qualifications and requirements:
a.) Qualifications and Requirements:
- Must be at least 18 years of age or older, a United States citizen and a Florida resident.
- Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate.
- Complete an application and submit to an agency background check including but not limited to, fingerprinting, driver license check and an FCIC/NCIC check. Successfully pass an oral panel interview with C.O.P board members.
- Complete a minimum of 16 hours of ride-alongs with a sworn officer before being released to C.O.P patrol.
- Volunteer for at least 8 hours a month including meetings and duties.
- Attend and complete training events as deemed appropriate by the Tequesta Police Department
Corporal Kurt Blanc
Village Clerk's Office
Boards and Committees
The Village has a variety of Boards and Committees in which residents can serve their community. They include:
- Planning and Zoning Board and Local Planning Agency
- Environmental Committee
- General Employee Pension Board
- Public Safety Pension Board
Lori McWilliams, MMC
Village Clerk / Admin PIO