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Volunteering / Opportunities

Borough Board and Commission vacancies are filled by borough residents (via the Appointment Advisory Committee) and ultimately by Council appointment. The Borough would like to know if you are interested in serving your community. The Borough Office will be keeping a “go to” list of interested residents for current and future vacancies.  Please contact the Borough Office at  215-348-4586, via email, or stop in at 45 Keeley Avenue during office hours and complete the “Volunteer Information Form” below. An explanation of boards and commissions can be found on the Commissions – Boards webpage as well as current information on each specific board’s or commission’s page.

Volunteer Information Form

Current Vacancies:
Nature Preserve Committee – 1 vacancy
Parks and Recreation Committee – 1 vacancy
Facilities Committee – 2 vacancies
Historic Preservation Committee – Interested individuals are always welcome to apply

Junior Council Person Program

New Britain Borough is a participant in the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs Junior Council Person Program.  This program gives high school age youth an opportunity to interact with the local government.

High school juniors and seniors who wish to participate should submit a written application, including a one page cover letter to the Borough office via email, fax or regular mail.

Volunteer Appreciation Celebration
December 17, 2016

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Despite it being a cold, snowy, icy  gray day,  thirty plus New Britain Borough volunteers made their way to Burkart Hall for the borough’s 1st Annual Volunteer Appreciation Celebration. It was a fun, festive , with delicious treats catered by Parkhurst Catering  of Delaware Valley University, holiday music and a Gift Basket, Pointsettia  and Orchid raffle at the end of the day!

Borough Administration was so pleased to be able to host this FUN event as a way to show the veolunteers how much all of their time, hard work and dedication is appreciated here in New Britain Borough.

In the spirit of “volunteerism” our annual “Wreaths Across America” event hosted by the Historic Preservation Committtee was canceled due to the inclimate weather. But despite the weather conditions, Mr. Bruce Burkart, long-time borough resident and volunteer, was determined to get the wreaths on the graves for all military men buried in the New Britain Baptist Church cemetery! Dan O’Leary, of  joined Bruce , and although the formal ceremony with a full color guard  was cancelled for safety reasons, these wonderful volunteers created their own ceremony by making sure the wreaths were place on each and every military grave. That is just one example of the human spirit with determination, respect and honor of volunteering!

Volunteering  ~ not only rewarding, but a lot of FUN too!