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Municipal Volunteer Program

Municipal Volunteer Program

Welcome to the Township of Maple Shade. The Township Council encourages citizens to get involved and participate in the development and enhancement of the town and the community in which they live and work. Participation as a volunteer will not only enhance your knowledge about the town, but also enrich your life and greatly benefit our community.

If you have questions or would like to apply, please email us at or give us a call at (856) 779-9610.


Community Volunteer Opportunities

Maple Shade Planning Board

The Planning Board consists of volunteer residents appointed by the Mayor & Council who are responsible for preparing the Township’s Master Plan in compliance with provisions of the New Jersey Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL) and who are responsible for reviewing zoning ordinances referred to them by the Mayor & Council.

The Planning Board reviews and acts on the following:

  • Applications for subdivision approval
  • Applications for site plan approval
  • Applications for use permits
  • Revisions to the Borough Zoning Ordinance
  • Variance Applications

The Board is assisted by a professional staff consisting of an attorney, a professional planner, a Township Engineer, an administrative officer, Recording Secretary, and a Board secretary/Land Use Administrator.

Maple Shade Zoning Board

The Zoning Board of Adjustment‚Äôs powers are very specific and different from that of the Planning Board. The Zoning Board of Adjustment is often called a ‚Äúquasi-judicial‚ÄĚ body and its principal duties are to hear and decide on requests for interpretations of the Township‚Äôs zoning and land development ordinances. However, like the Planning Board, the Zoning Board of Adjustment functions under the authority of the Municipal Land Use Law of New Jersey, N.J.S.A. 40:55D

Sustainable Maple Shade

Sustainability is the capacity to endure.  By working together at the local level, we can help the world achieve sustainability.  This is important not just for us, but for the generations to follow.  Here in Maple Shade, we hope you will join us to work in the social, environmental, and economic aspects of our lives for a sustainable future.

For more information, visit our Facebook page at

Maple Shade Advisory Board of Commerce

The Advisory Board of Commerce consists of 26 members who each serve a term of 1 year.  Members consist of the Township Manager, Township Council, Township Police, persons residing in the township or those who have business or commercial establishments in the Township.  Members are selected in recognition of their past service to the Community and based on their desire and willingness to serve on the Board.

The Advisory Board of Commerce encourages expansion and strengthening of existing business and commercial enterprises in the best interest of the Township of Maple Shade.  Other duties and responsibilities are:

  • Prepare, develop and distribute any and all types of material and data which advertises the advantages¬†of¬†the Township¬†of¬†Maple Shade to new business and commercial enterprises.
  • Investigate conditions inimical to the welfare of business in Maple Shade.
  • Encourage remodeling, face-lifting and general cleanup and brightening¬†of business establishments.
  • Arrange fund-raising for Christmas street lighting and other community activities to stimulate business.
  • Recommend to the Township Council any plans, methods or suggestions for municipal assistance in solving the problems¬†of¬†and improving the business community.
  • Make semiannual reports to the Township Council, setting forth therein and detailing the activities and operations of the¬†Board¬†during the preceding six months.
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A face mask is required while inside the municipal offices.

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Join us for the FINAL Wednesday’s on Main Street

Wednesday, September 30th

4:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Dave Smith of the Big Bleu Band, along with Myles Smith,

will be playing live music in the Gazebo Park

from 5:30 PM to 7:00PM (weather permitting)

Come on out and stroll Main Street, Stop by our Great Restaurants and Businesses, and relax at Gazebo Park for some great music!

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Click HERE for a printable version of flyer

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Click HERE for a printable version of flyer

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Beginning Monday, October 5th, the Maple Shade Library will open, at reduced capacity, during the following hours:

Monday РThursday:   10AM Р8PM
Fridays & Saturdays:  10AM Р5PM
Sundays:  CLOSED

Please be aware that seating inside the libraries is only available to those using the computers, and meeting rooms are not currently open to the public.  In addition, there are no library programs currently scheduled.

The library’s¬†Curbside Pickup¬†service will remain in place for those who prefer not to come inside; however, curbside pickup is ONLY available at the following locations:

For additional information, visit our Library Service Update page. If you have any other questions or concerns prior to your visit, please contact the library at 856-779-9767.

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For Disability Assistance Call
856-779-9610, Ext 113