Student volunteers wanted in East Windsor

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Wanted: A few high school students to serve on East Windsor Township’s advisory boards and committees. No experience necessary.

As they have in past years, East Windsor Township officials are inviting high school students to volunteer on an assortment of advisory boards and committees – from the Environmental Commission to the Clean Communities Advisory Commission – and to work alongside with adult volunteers.

The initiative is a good program because it allows high school students to meet and get to know local officials, Mayor Janice S. Mironov said.

It also encourages a greater interest in local government, and besides, volunteering is basic in American society, Mayor Mironov said.

“We believe the program is a terrific opportunity for students to get a better understanding of how local government works. We appreciate – and get pleasure from – the input the students give us,” she said.

The boards and committees included in the program are the Commission on Aging, the Clean Communities Advisory Committee and the Economic Development Commission.

Also included are the Environmental Commission, the Health Advisory Board, the Recreation Board and the East Windsor Municipal Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse.

The Commission on Aging advises the Township Council on the development, coordination and implementation of the programs and services that are available to the township’s senior citizens.

The Clean Communities Advisory Committee is responsible for planning activities for the litter cleanup program.

The Economic Development Commission offers input to the Township Council and the Planning Board on how to promote economic and industrial development.

The Heath Advisory Board advises the municipal manager on public health-related issues.

The Recreation Board suggests recreational programs, plans and activities that meet the township’s recreational needs to the governing body and the director of recreation.

The Municipal Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse focuses on preparing and recommending intervention and educational programs in an effort to combat drug and alcohol abuse.

Interested students should submit a letter that indicates their area of interest and why they are interested in a particular board or committee.

The letter should be sent by email to [email protected], or by fax to 609-443-8308, or by mail to Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Township Council, East Windsor Municipal Building, 16 Lanning Boulevard, East Windsor, N.J. 08520.