Before You Apply

Please read the following two documents before submitting an application:

How to Apply

If you are an Orange County resident, at least 18 years old, and willing to volunteer your time and expertise to your community, please complete and submit the volunteer form.

If an applicant is not selected, their application will remain on file in the Clerk to the Board's office for two years, and will be considered by the Commissioners when reviewing and making appointments.

Content of the application is a matter of public record. North Carolina Public Records Law requires that any information you provide on this application for volunteer service be available for public inspection.

Fill out and return to:
Laura Jensen
P.O. Box 8181
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Fax to 919-640-1953

Contact our office if you think you would like to volunteer. We will send an application immediately.

Disclosure Statement

Individuals who are appointed to the following boards will need to complete a disclosure statement after the appointment and annually thereafter.

  • Board of Equalization and Review
  • Economic Development Commission
  • Orange County Board of Adjustment
  • Orange County Planning Board


Some positions have residence requirements. See the Township Map (PDF) if you need to determine if you live in a specific township.

Hillsborough Extraterritorial Jurisdiction 

See a Map of the Hillsborough City Limits and the ETJ Limits (PDF).