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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

As of March 16 2020, all City of Surrey recreation centres, ice arenas, culture facilities, pools and libraries have been closed to minimize the risk of transmission of the COVID-19. As a result, many of our programs have been suspended and there are no current volunteer opportunities for the time being. In anticipation of our future volunteer opportunities, we will still be accepting new applications to some of our programs. However, new applications will not be processed until we return to normal business operations.

For more information, please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator at heritagevolunteers@surrey.ca 

Volunteer Opportunities take place at multiple locations, including:

    • Historic Stewart Farm: Education Assistant, Garden/Orchard Volunteer, Heritage Activity Assistant and House Ambassador
    • Museum of Surrey: Education Volunteer, Junior Docent and Textile Volunteer

We are not currently recruiting volunteers for the Archives, Collections or Exhibits departments.

Step #1 – 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 #2 – Apply

 

  • Fill in an application
  • Attend an interview
  • Submit 2 references
  • Complete a Police Information Check

 

 Step #3 – Volunteer

 

  • When all the above steps have been completed, you will be contacted by phone or email by the Heritage Services Volunteer Coordinator

 


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


Contact us HeritageVolunteers@surrey.ca

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