Ward 1 Alderman Mike Jones ’11 is looking for volunteers to help conduct the U.S. Census in April, according to an e-mail he sent to his Ward 1 news panlist.

“Each completed Census form will bring $9,000 to New Haven over the next ten years in the form of grants to AIDS treatment, homeless shelters, food stamps, school lunches, vocational training, special education, hospitals, and other essential services,” Jones said.

Jones asked potential volunteers to visit http://tinyurl.com/yalecounts to register; judging from the form, it appears that he is specifically seeking freshmen counselors, master’s aides and members of college councils.