Jay Punkar
Administrative Analyst
Voice: (831) 646-5692

City Manager's Office
580 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Benefits for students and caregivers


  • Community engagement
  • Satisfy required community service hours
  • Looks great on college application
  • Resume builder


  • Allow time for self-care and stress relief
  • Spend more time with children/loved ones/friends
  • Allow time to participate in educational courses to assist with caregiving

Hidden Heroes City since 2016 - Latest News

  • In partnership with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation's Hidden Heroes Initiative, the City of Monterey is developing a program,"Students for Heroes." This is a volunteer-based program where local students provide assistance to military caregivers on an as-needed or scheduled basis. Students for Heroes Volunteer Application | Caregiver Application (online-fillable PDFs)
  • News Release - City of Monterey honors military caregivers by becoming a “Hidden Heroes City," September 26, 2016
  • Resolution - Proclaiming the City of Monterey as a Hidden Heroes City





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