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City of Surrey - Friends of the Forest

Nature Work Parties (All ages)

Join others in caring for Surrey's unique urban forest by removing invasive plants and litter from our parks. Everyone is welcome to participate - no experience is required. Tools and training provided.

There are usually 2-4 activities per month in the spring, summer, and fall. 

Click Nature Work Party Member below to get started!

Surrey Youth Stewardship Squad (SYSS) (Ages 13-18)

Surrey Youth Stewardship Squad (SYSS) is a platform for youth to take action on environmental issues. We restore and enhance our urban forest, advocate for our environment at community events, and grow a community of young leaders who care for nature.

There are usually 2-4 activities per month in the spring, summer, and fall.

Click SYSS Member below to get started!

Urban Forestry Leader (Ages 18+)

This program is currently on hold. You can still create a volunteer profile and you will be notified when the program is processing applications again. Please note, in order to participate in this activity, you may be required to obtain a new Police Information Check. Further information will be provided. 

In the meantime, consider signing up for Nature Work Parties to try the type of activities Urban Forestry Leaders help out with. 

Urban Forestry Leaders lead other volunteers in hands-on park and tree stewardship projects, and host nature activities at environmental events around Surrey. 

Receive training in urban ecology, plant identification, ecological restoration, nature interpretation and group instruction and supervision.

Click Urban Forestry Leader below to create a profile.

Fill in an application

City of Surrey - Heritage Services

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

 

General Interests

Garden/Orchard Volunteer at Historic Stewart Farm

Garden Volunteer at Historic Stewart Farm

 

 

 

Attention green thumbs!  A secret garden circa 1900 awaits at Historic Stewart Farm in South Surrey!  As a person who appreciates organic growing and seed preservation, you will help tend the heirloom gardens which have plants that Mrs. Stewart herself could have planted. 

 

You have an interest in getting your hands dirty and seeing what your dirty work can create!

 

Garden volunteers are asked to commit 6-8 hours per month during gardening season, including one monthly Garden Bee session.

 

If tending a unique garden in one of the most beautiful settings in Surrey is appealing to you, please fill out the application form. For more information, email heritagevolunteers@surrey.ca or call 604-502-6461.

Heritage Activity Assistant at Historic Stewart Farm

Heritage Activity Assistant at Historic Stewart Farm

 

 

 

Step back in time and volunteer at Historic Stewart Farm in South Surrey.  Have fun while learning about leadership, team work and local history.

 

Being a Heritage Activity Assistant means you can help out with weekend events and spring and summer day camps. Do heritage demonstrations, lead old-fashioned games and help with program and event prep. All after some training of course!  We also provide costumes so you look the part.

 

You must be at least 14 years of age for this position. Weekday and weekend opportunities exist for this position.

 

For more information, email heritagevolunteers@surrey.ca or call 604-502-6461.

Fill in an application