City of Surrey - Friends of the Forest

Surrey Nature Centre Day Camp Assistant (14+) - Surrey Nature Centre Day Camp Assistant (14+)

Application Process                                                                                                                               

Volunteer applications for Summer Day Camp Assistants are open! Recruitment will close on June 7th.

For more information, please contact Volunteer Resources at or 604-598-5863.


Do you enjoy interacting with children? Could you inspire them to love nature? Help Day Camp Staff coordinate nature games, crafts, outings and other activities. The Surrey Nature Centre offers day camps during summer and spring breaks.

What's in it for you?

  • Gain experience working with children in a recreational environment
  • Gain leadership and professional skills
  • Spend time outdoors and learn more about nature
  • Earn volunteer hours and a personalized letter of reference on request

Step 1 - Eligibility Requirements                                                                                                           

  • 14+ years old
  • Submit two references, complete a Police Information Check, and successfully complete an interview
  • Complete a Training and Orientation session
  • Comfortable interacting with children and a team of staff and volunteers
  • Approachable, friendly, and professional
  • Ability to take initiative and direction as required

Time Commitment: One full week (M-F 8:30am to 3:30pm).

Camps are through the summer (July to August). Camps may also be running during spring break and pro-D days. 

Location: Surrey Nature Centre (14225 Green Timbers Way)

Step 2- Application Process                                                                                                                    

  • Provide 2 references
  • Successfully complete a Police Information Check (free for volunteers)
  • Successfully complete an interview

Step 3 - Volunteer                                                                                                                                    

  • When all the above steps have been completed, you will be contacted by phone or email by a 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.

  The photo shows two adult volunteers in the foreground with four children in front of them. The background has green grass and trees.