City of Surrey - Community & Recreation Services - City-Wide Special Events


City Wide Special Events

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Surrey Canada Day and Fusion Festival. We are no longer accepting applicants for volunteers for events in 2018. If you are interested in being a part of the City Wide Special Events Volunteer Program, please contact the Volunteer Resources team in Fall 2018 in preparation for the 2019 event/festival season. 

Special Events Volunteering 

The following is a list of example volunteer opportunities

Party for the Planet

Surrey's Party for the Planet celebrates sustainability and City of Surrey environmental partnerships. Examples of volunteer opportunities include:

  • Salmon Lifecycle Obstacle Course
  • Storm Drain Marking Booth
  • Tree Seedling Giveaway

Surrey International Children’s Festival

Volunteer at the Surrey International Children’s Festival to inspire young hearts and minds. The Festival takes place each year at the Surrey Arts Centre and Bear Creek Park. The festival celebrates rich and diverse cultural heritage through performing and visual arts. Examples of volunteer opportunities include:

  • Face Painter
  • Circus Artists
  • Chalk Artist

Canada Day

Be part of  Surrey's Canada Day Celebration at the Cloverdale Amphitheatre - we're Western Canada’s Largest July 1st Celebration! Join us in for an event full of activities and entertainment for the whole family. Examples of volunteer opportunities include:

  • Kids World Craft Assistant
  • Sports Zone
  • Event Set Up

Fusion Festival

Join Fusion Festival Surrey’s largest 2-day multicultural celebration with more than 30 international pavilions celebrating music, food and culture. Here, you'll help bring together many distinct cultural heritages. Examples of volunteer opportunities include:

  • Artist Hospitality
  • Information Booth
  • Cultural Pavilion Volunteer
  • Kids World Activities

Pie in the Plaza

Celebrate Agriculture Week by volunteering at Surrey's Pie in the Plaza. See the creation of BC's largest blueberry pie at this fun family event. Examples of volunteer opportunities include:

  • Corn Maze Assistant
  • Seed Planting 

Tree Lighting Festival

Join the Mayor and Council and Santa to light the our official Christmas tree. Kick off Surrey's holiday season as a volunteer in the Tree Lighting Festival. Examples of volunteer opportunities include:

  • Kids World Craft Assistant
  • Road Hockey Volunteer
  • Toddler Town Assistant

Community Event Volunteering

Fleetwood Community Festival

This free annual event in September is a day of fun, excitement and celebration.


Kids Conference

Help link children 6 to 12 years old with community resources, services and educational experiences at our Kids Conference.

 Application Process

  • Click the "fill in the application" link to create a volunteer profile
  • Submit two references that are not from a friend or family member
  • Participate in a one-on-one interview
  • Complete a Police Information Check