Started in the mid-1980s, the city enjoys a well-established community volunteer program, which provides improved or additional city services at no cost to taxpayers. The program has greatly assisted the city in maintaining and expanding city services as well as providing innovative and progressive activities to meet the needs of the community.
Volunteers contribute over 30,000 hours in the Community Participation Program alone. Each year a volunteer recognition event is held to honor those who have donated their skills and time in various areas of Monterey Park city government.
Volunteers are the heart of Monterey Park. Area residents are invited to take part in the program by filling out the Volunteer Service Application and returning it to the Recreation Department email or for information on how to volunteer please call 626-307-1388.