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Volunteer At Some Great Events in 2016!!
Help celebrate the city’s centennial by volunteering at fun and festive events planned for 2016 and beyond

Monterey Park, Calif. December 10, 2015 – The City of Monterey Park is seeking community volunteers to help staff and organize some of the many special events planned in 2016 that will celebrate the city’s 100th birthday. Some of the events that are in the works to celebrate this historic milestone are:

• The Lunar New Year Celebration
• Cherry Blossom Festival
• Earth Day Bike Ride
• Cinco de Mayo
• Centennial monument and time capsule
• Library Foundation Gala
• Lions Club Coming Home Breakfast
• Summer concerts
• Fourth of July
• Geranium Festival
• A celebration dinner
• 5K run/walk
• Veterans Day
• Holiday Snow Village
• Rose Parade Float

In preparation for this 100th anniversary, the city has organized a Centennial Committee to organize, plan and fund events. The city is seeking individuals who may be capable of undertaking such tasks and staffing events.

Persons who are interested in joining the committee and being a part of these extraordinary events can contact Recreation and Community Services at or 626-307-1388. Monthly committee meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m, at Garvey Ranch Park in the activity room near the observatory. Garvey Ranch Park is located 781 S. Orange Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91755. For more information visit

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Dan Costley, Director of Recreation and Community Services

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About us

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The Monterey Park Recreation and Community Services Department enriches lives and fosters harmony within the community through citywide programs.

We believe quality of life is improved through healthy life styles, educational and recreational opportunities, public participation, respect, compassion, and enhancement of our urban forest.

We accomplish this through community outreach, quality programming, activities and events, safe, and well-maintained parks and facilities, and an aesthetically pleasing environment that is provided by professional and caring employees, contractors and volunteers.

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over 3 years
$10.50 - $13.43 Hourly

Under direct supervision of a Program Coordinator or his/her designee the recreation leader (part-time) is in charge of several aspects of involvement pertaining to most of t he events and recreational activities in Monterey Park. Some of these activities include:

Supervises recreation areas, picnic facilities, playgrounds, gymnasiums, community centers, pools, senior center, meeting rooms and/or park areas; leads sports, arts & crafts, games and play activities for youth and/or adults; assures the safety of the participants; promotes physical and mental health.

Instructs, coaches, supervises, officiates and/or leads sports activities, games, field trips, contests, arts and crafts, and special events in parks, playgrounds and child care settings.

Assures the safety of participants through the proper use of equipment, safety practices and procedures and enforcement of rules and regulations; performs maintenance of facilities; sets up and takes down tables, chairs and equipment for recreational classes, programs and special events; prepares written reports including incident and accident reports.
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Hours Of Operation
Monday - Thursday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday
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