Posted Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Morris County residents were exposed to volunteer opportunities that exist at the county and local government levels during the county’s first “Citizens Call to Service Summit” on Oct. 20.

The Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders partnered in sponsoring the event with the Citizens’ Campaign, the Volunteer Management Center and the Morris County Chamber of Commerce.

More than 25 agencies ranging from county and municipal government volunteer advisory committees to EMS and emergency management squads were on hand to staff information tables and answer citizens’ questions about volunteering.

“If asked, I truly believe that a significant portion of Morris County citizens would say they would like to be active in public service, but they are not because they don’t know where to start. We’re here tonight to help point you in the right direction,” Freeholder Director Gene Fey told the attendees.

The groundwork for the Call to Service Summit was established by the freeholders earlier this year when the board adopted a resolution vowing to help inform citizens about non-elected, volunteer public service opportunities that may be available at the county and local levels of government.

More information about the volunteer opportunities that exist within the county government may be obtained by calling the Morris County Administrator’s Office at 973-285-6040.