City of Surrey - Friends of the Forest

Nature Work Parties (All ages) - Nature Work Party Member


Join others in caring for Surrey's unique urban forest by removing invasive plants and litter from our parks. Everyone is welcome to participate - no experience is required. Tools and training are provided.

Tasks Include



  • Contribute to community and park enhancement
  • Learn about local ecology, plant identification, and restoration techniques
  • Earn volunteer hours and outdoor field experience with hands-on work


Time Commitment

Events are usually 1-3 hours long on Saturdays. There are usually 2-4 activities per month in the spring, summer, and fall.

This program is currently open to registered volunteers and to drop-in participants. Visit this webpage for information about dropping in.


Various parks in Surrey.

Application Process


Step #1 – Eligibility Requirements


To apply to be a volunteer in the Nature Work Party volunteer program, you must be:

  • 13 years or older. These events are open to all ages but volunteers under 13 need adult supervision. If your child wants to join, make your own account to sign up and volunteer with them.
  • Comfortable working outdoors with tools (shovels, snips)
  • Able to take initiative and direction as required
  • Prepared to dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes


  Step #2 – Apply


  • Click “Fill in an application” on the right side of this page
  • Click sign up and then confirm below to access and receive emails about upcoming events.


Once staff has processed your account, you will receive a welcome email with information about how to sign up for shifts and how to complete any additional steps.


 Step #3 – Volunteer


  • Sign up for shifts through your account
  • Upcoming shifts are posted on the opportunities tab.


  • Time: either morning or evening session
  • Hours: 1.5 hours/session, 8 sessions per season


This process typically takes 1-2 weeks so we thank you for your 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: 

Urban Forest Stewardship team

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Saturday - Morning, Afternoon