Volunteerism is a vital resource in Signal Hill. Volunteers allow the City to augment its workforce by enhancing the provision of services to the community, while minimizing expenditures. Residents who volunteer with the City not only help provide a richer quality of life for their community, but they learn the intricacies of how a municipal government operates.
Each volunteer contributes unique skills to his or her assignment. This experience may also contribute to individual development and personal fulfillment as they enhance or learn job skills. High school and college students who participate in the City's volunteer programs receive valuable on-the-job work experience. It is the intention of the City's Volunteer Program that everyone will benefit from the experience.
All volunteers must submit a completed volunteer application and participate in a department interview. Please contact the Community Services Department for more information at 562-989-7330 or email Community Services.
Below are some examples of events that rely on our volunteers for their success. There are many other volunteer opportunities available - please contact Community Services for more information.
Concerts in the Park Date: Wednesdays, July - August Location: Signal Hill Park Event Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Volunteer Time: TBD
Volunteers will sell concessions and raffle tickets, hand out promotional materials, and collect surveys.
Hounds on the Hill Date: September Location: Signal Hill Park Event Time: TBD Volunteer Time: TBD
Volunteers will pass out programs, answer questions, monitor the event stage and assist with selling concessions.
Halloween Carnival Date: Saturday Before Halloween Location: Signal Hill Park Event Time: TBD Volunteer Time: TBD
Volunteers will assist with food sales, concession lines, carnival games, line monitoring and wristband sales.
Tree Lighting Date: The week after Thanksgiving Location: TBD Event Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Volunteer Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Volunteers will manage the food and drinks line, activities, and greet guests.
Cookies with Santa Date: December Event Time: TBD Location: TBD Volunteer Time: TBD
Volunteers will prepare and pass out snacks, monitor tables, assist patrons with coloring and cookie decorating, and assist Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
Spring Fest Date: Saturday in April Location: Signal Hill Park Event Time: 10 am - 1 pm Volunteer Time: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Volunteers are asked to commit to a full four hour shift. Volunteers will be assigned to help with carnival games, crafts, wristbands, game lines, or egg hunts.
Community Yard Sale Date: Early May Location: Jessie Nelson Circle (at Signal Hill Park) Event Time: 8 am - 12 pm Volunteer Time: TBD
Volunteers will sell concessions, answer questions, and assist the event coordinator.
Library Programs Dates and Times Vary Location:Signal Hill Public Library
Volunteers will provide homework assistance to elementary school students, work on special projects and programs, and help library staff with routine library tasks.