City of Surrey - Friends of the Forest


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

Recruitment for the Urban Forestry Leadership program is now closed for the year. 

Urban Forestry Leader opportunities have been postponed until further notice due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreakYou can still create a volunteer profile to be informed when the program will continue.


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
  • Able to volunteer a minimum of once per month for one year
  • Comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Able to travel to parks throughout Surrey
  • Able to attend 3 mandatory training sessions:
    • March 10, 2020 - evening
    • March 21, 2020 - morning
    • April 4, 2020 - morning or afternoon
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
  • All Urban Forestry Leaders must complete three mandatory training sessions.
    • March 10, 2020 - evening
    • March 21, 2020 - morning
    • April 4, 2020 - morning or afternoon

Questions? Contact Kirin Lamb at Kirin.Lamb@surrey.ca or 778.846.1059

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

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