City of Surrey - Friends of the Forest

Urban Forestry Leader (Ages 18+) - Urban Forestry Leader

Recruitment is now on hold. Please submit your application if you are interested in receiving updates on the program's gradual return. 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Surrey Parks as an Urban Forestry Leader!

As an Urban Forestry Leader, you will:

  • Receive training and experience in plant identification, ecological restoration, and nature interpretation
  • Develop confidence in public speaking and leadership skills by providing group instruction and supervision
  • Gain experience and networking opportunities in nature interpretation and urban forestry

Urban Forestry Leaders help in many ways:

  • Provide support to staff and volunteers at park stewardship events including invasive plant removals, tree planting, and tree well care
  • Demonstrate safe and proper techniques to other volunteers
  • Help staff with event set-up and take-down


Step 1 – Eligibility
  • 18 years or older
  • Comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Able to travel to parks throughout Surrey
Step 2 - Application Process
  • Fill out an online application
  • Submit 2 references
  • Attend an interview
  • Submit a Police Information Check (free for volunteers)
Step 3 – Volunteer
  • Once steps 1 and 2 are complete, we will contact you to register for training

Questions? Contact

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday Evening
  • Tuesday Evening
  • Wednesday Evening
  • Thursday Evening
  • Friday Evening
  • Saturday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Sunday - Morning, Afternoon