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.

Paws 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: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Volunteer Time: 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Volunteers will assist with food sales, concession lines, carnival games, line monitoring and wristband sales.

Sign-up to volunteer for the Halloween Carnival through SignUpGenius

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.

Spring Fest
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023
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. 

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.