City of Surrey - Heritage Services


Junior Docent Volunteer at Museum of Surrey

Junior Docent at Museum of Surrey

 

Want to be part of something BIG? The new Museum of Surrey is opening in Fall 2018 with youth opportunities that will brighten your resume and make you laugh all at the same time. Really, Junior Docent is a fancy term for hardworking youth who bring vibrancy to a number of museum needs.

What might that look like? On an event day, you might help with demonstrations or work in a team to assist with fun activities. On a quieter day, you might prepare craft material and chat with museum staff about ways to improve the visitor experience.  You may even help out with a program and get hands on with super cool artifacts.

If you are a 14+ organized youth, we would love to see your smiling face for a minimum of four hours per month. We will even provide training and leadership development so you can represent the museum with confidence.

If this describes you, please fill out the application form. For more information, email heritagevolunteers@surrey.ca or call 604-502-6461.

Application Process

 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the City of Surrey's Heritage Services and Museum of Surrey.

Volunteer Opportunities include:

Historic Stewart Farm (13723 Crescent Road, South Surrey)

  1. Heritage Activity Assistant
  2. Garden/Orchard Volunteer
  3. Education Assistant
  4. House Ambassador

Museum of Surrey (17710 56A Avenue, Cloverdale)

  1. Textiles
  2. Ambassador
  3. Public Programs & Special Events (Adult 19+)
  4. Education Volunteer
  5. Junior Docent (14-18yrs)

We are not currently recruiting volunteers for Exhibits, Collections or Surrey Archives

 

Eligibility Requirements

 

To apply as a City of Surrey volunteer, you must be:

  • 14 years or older
  • Eligible to volunteer in Canada (check your travel documents, if applicable)

 

Step #1 – Apply

 
Fill in an application online

 Step #2 – Getting to Know You

  • Attend an interview with the Volunteer Coordinator
    • In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 through the community, we are currently utilizing the option of conducting interviews via Microsoft Teams online instead of in-person interviews  
  • Submit 2 references
    • Forms available online or sent by Volunteer Coordinator
  • Complete a Police Information Check

 Step #3 – Orientation

  • When all the above steps have been completed, you will be contacted by phone or email by the Volunteer Coordinator to begin your orientation process
    • Heritage Services Orientation - learn about what it takes to volunteer with the City and the impact you can make on your community
    • Facility Orientation - meet your staff and volunteer team, get familiar with your volunteer role and learn how to keep yourself and others safe in the building

Step #4 - Volunteer!


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 www.myvolunteerpage.com to search and sign up for volunteer activities, confirm shifts and record your hours of service.


 

For more information about COVID-19:

 

If you have concerns about your personal health situation, please contact your health care provider, local public health office or call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1. 

 
Kind regards,

The Heritage Services Team