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Surrey Art Gallery Children's Art Program Assistants - About

Children’s Art Program Assistants (CAPA) 
Learn about leadership and working with children. Volunteer lead games, organize studios, and assist the artists in studio art programs. This occurs at weekly art classes in the evenings or on the weekends or during week long, all day camps.
• Contribute to a positive learning environment
• Inspire children and assist them with their projects
• Welcome participants and help with course sign-in
• Supervise participants during breaks and activities
• Communicate with the instructor and gallery staff if issues arise or in the case of an emergency
• Provide feedback by completing a program evaluation
• Understand and follow Surrey Art Gallery guidelines
Your qualifications
• A passion for art
• Enjoy working with children
• Great communication and people skills
• Enjoy contributing to a team and be able to work independently
• Undergo an RCMP security clearance 
• Are 14 years of age or older and can commit to volunteering about 8 hours per month
What you will learn 
• Learn what it takes to inspire kids to make great art!
• Learn from experienced artists and instructors
• Develop leadership skills
• Gain insight into teaching and education
• Discover new art making techniques
• Gain experience working with children
• Be involved in a vital community – make a real contribution to the arts
• Meet people and make new friends
• Receive a letter of reference
• Get a 10% discount at the SAGA Gift Shop
• Contact Chris Dawson-Murphy, Volunteer Coordinator: 604-501-5198 |

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - Evening, Through the night
  • Tuesday - Evening, Through the night
  • Wednesday - Evening, Through the night
  • Thursday - Evening, Through the night
  • Friday - Evening, Through the night
  • Saturday - All Day
  • Sunday - All Day

About Surrey Art Gallery


Do you find art captivating? Why not try something new! Volunteering at Surrey Art Gallery is a great way to have fun, learn about art, and make friends in the process.


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Children's Art Program Assistants - recruiting for Fall 2022

Share your passion for art with eager young minds! Help out with children's art classes and week-long art day camps as a CAPA where you'll develop leadership skills, organize studios, work with children, and assist the instructor.

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How to Apply:

  • Complete an online profile for the Surrey Art Gallery at
  • Upload 2 written references to your online profile
  • Once you've uploaded your references, arrange for an interview with our Volunteer Program Coordinator:
  • After the interview, you may be asked to provide a Police Information Check. Should this be the case, we will provide you with the forms you will need to complete and have processed by the RCMP. 

Thanks for your interest in volunteering at the Gallery!