City of Surrey - City-Wide Special Events

City-Wide Special Events - City-Wide Special Events Volunteer

City-Wide Special Events volunteers support at the City's major events throughout the year: Party for the Planet, SPARK, Surrey Canada DayFusion FestivalTree Lighting Festival. Opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Activity Assistants for Community Safety, Craft Tent, Photo Booth, Sensory Friendly Space, Sport Zone, Toddler Town
  • Event Assistants for Artist Hospitality and Event Set Up
  • Hosts for Information Booth and Mascot Performer/handler


  • Party for the Planet - Surrey Civic Plaza
  • SPARK - Surrey Arts Centre
  • Canada Day - Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre
  • Fusion Festival - Holland Park
  • Tree Lighting Festival - Surrey Civic Plaza

Time Commitment

  • 1 event per month
  • Volunteers must volunteer at a minimum of 2 major events throughout the year


Application Process


Thank you for your interest. We are currently not accepting new volunteer applications.
For more information, please contact Volunteer Resources at or 604-598-5863.


Step #1 – Eligibility Requirements


To apply to be a volunteer in the Special Events volunteer program, you must be:

  • 14 years or older
  • Eligible to volunteer in Canada (check your travel documents, if applicable)


 Step #2 – Apply


  • Fill in an application
  • Attend an interview
  • Submit 2 references
  • Complete a Police Information Check


 Step #3 – Volunteer


  • When all the above steps have been completed, you will be contacted by phone or email by a Special Events program administrator


This process can take up to 6 weeks so we thank you for your diligence and patience. Once you are eligible to volunteer, log-in to your profile at to search and sign up for volunteer activities, confirm shifts and record your hours of service.

Contact us: 

Volunteer Resources – 1st Floor West, City Hall