Town Service Officer
The Town Service Officer is charged with assisting individuals within the town who require emergency food, fuel, or shelter assistance. This official is called upon only when the Vermont Department of Social Welfare is closed on the weekends and after office hours. At these times, the service officer helps individuals in need to obtain the necessary goods and services until the Department of Social Welfare is open.
In some communities, the Town Service Officer acts as an advocate for community members experiencing challenges with adequate food and shelter through sharing information about social programs that may be available and offer help to navigate the often-confusing social welfare system.