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City of Surrey - Arts - Surrey Art Gallery

About Surrey Art Gallery

The Surrey Art Gallery is the second largest public art gallery in the Metro Vancouver region. Internationally recognized, the Gallery showcases diverse artistic practices, including digital and audio art, by local, national and international artists. Gallery interpretive programs include talks, symposia, demonstrations, workshops and school programs with artists, educators and other specialists.

The Surrey Art Gallery recognizes that our building is situated on the unceded traditional lands of the Salish Peoples including the Katzie, Kwantlen, Musqueam, Semiahmoo, Stó:lō, and Tsawwassen Nations.

Mandate & Goals

Surrey Art Gallery's mission is to engage the public in an ongoing dialogue about issues and ideas that affect our numerous communities, as expressed through contemporary art, and to provide opportunities for the public to interact with artists and the artistic process. It accomplishes these aims through exhibitions, programs, and publications of contemporary art. To meet its mandate, the Surrey Art Gallery also acquires, manages, researches, preserves, and exhibits work from its contemporary art collection, held in trust for present and future citizens of the City of Surrey. The Gallery focuses on contemporary art made since 1975.

The purpose of the Gallery is to facilitate learning about, and understanding and enjoyment of, contemporary art practice. To achieve these goals, the Gallery intends to be:

  • a public forum for conversation about ideas and issues that affect both visual arts and the community at large,
  • a centre for reflection, learning and the sharing of knowledge and experience,
  • a place where, through the medium of art, the community can engage in personal, internal dialogues as well as conversations with others about subjects that affect their lives.

 

General Interests

Surrey Art Gallery Children's Art Program Assistants

Surrey Art Gallery Docent Program

Surrey Art Gallery Events

Surrey Art Gallery Research Library

Surrey Art Gallery Youth Docents

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City of Surrey - Community & Recreation Services - Adult

Application Process

Step #1 – Eligibility Requirements

 To apply to be a volunteer in the Adult volunteer program, you must be:

  • 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 an Adult program administrator

 


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: 

Volunteer Resources – 1st Floor West, City Hall

604-598-5863

Volunteer@surrey.ca

 

Thank you for your interest.  We are currently not accepting new volunteer applications. 

For more information, please contact Volunteer Resources at

volunteer@surrey.ca or 604 598 5863.

Volunteer Opportunities

City Hall Tour Guide

Share Surrey’s rich past and exciting future while guiding small groups through city hall. Volunteers will co-lead a pre-planned tour and there will be interactive components allowing each group time to explore on their own. 

 

English Conversation Program

The English Conversation Program offers a positive and welcoming environment for people from diverse culture and background to practice English and meet others in the community. With the support from the Diversity and Inclusion staff team, volunteers will design program materials and facilitate learning and interactions.

Contact Information - Email: diversity@surrey.ca

Food Services Assistant

 

Food Services are an integral part of Seniors Services at recreation centres.  Food Service Assistants play an important role in the operation which is highly valued by all users.  Duties include food preparation, customer service and serving meals.  Join us to provide nutritious food in a social and fun environment.

Seniors Services

 

Surrey is an age-friendly city where citizens enjoy lifelong activity and engagement.  Volunteering with Seniors Services is a great way to stay active, connected and healthy.  Share your expertise and enthusiasm while giving back to the community.

 

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City of Surrey - Community & Recreation Services - Aquatics

Application Process

Thank you for your interest. We are currently not accepting new volunteer applications.
For more information, please contact Volunteer Resources at

volunteer@surrey.ca or 604-598-5863.

 

Step #1 – Eligibility Requirements

 

To apply to be an Aquatics volunteer, you must be:

  • 14 years or older (Public Swim Assistant) + 15 years or older (Swim Instructor Assistant)
  • Eligible to volunteer in Canada (check your travel documents, if applicable

 

Other items:

  • Current Bronze Cross certification (Public Swim Assistant)
  • Current Bronze Cross and Water Safety Instructor certifications (Swim Instructor Assistant)

 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 an Aquatics program administrator

 


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: 

Volunteer Resources – 1st Floor West, City Hall

604-598-5863

Volunteer@surrey.ca

Volunteer Opportunities

Public Swim Assistant

The City of Surrey welcomes citizens interested in volunteering their time, expertise and creativity. This is a great opportunity for individuals to engage with their community during public swims. Volunteers will be promoting safe aquatic activities while having fun! Invest in your community and gain skills, knowledge and experience working with a great team of people! 

Swim Instructor Assistant

Expand your experience in Learn to Swim lessons by being partnered with a City of Surrey instructor! Have fun promoting water safety and skills with our participants. Help lead activities and stroke correction with the instructor in the class.

 

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

Application Process

Thank you for your interest. We are currently not accepting new volunteer applications.
For more information, please contact Volunteer Resources at

volunteer@surrey.ca or 604-598-5863.

Step #1 – Eligibility Requirements

 

To apply to be an Events 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 a City Wide Special Events program administrator

 


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:

Volunteer Resources – 1st Floor West, City Hall

604-598-5863

EventVolunteer@surrey.ca

Volunteer Opportunities

Community Events


Community events include:

 

Fleetwood Festival, South Surrey Festival, Family Day, Halloween, Breakfast with Santa and many more!

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City of Surrey - Community & Recreation Services - Emergency Social Services (ESS)

Application Process

 Step #1 – Eligibility Requirements

 

To apply to be an ESS volunteer, you must be:

  • 18 years or older (16+ years old with parental consent)
  • 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
  • Complete an EMBC ID Application Form and submit a recent head shot photo

 

 Step #3 – Volunteer

 

  • When all the above steps have been completed, you will be contacted by phone or email by an ESS program administrator

 


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:

Volunteer Resources – 1st Floor West, City Hall

604-598-5863

Volunteer@surrey.ca

Volunteer Opportunities

On-Call ESS Responder

Emergency Social Services volunteers work at Reception Centres and provide referral services such as shelter, food, clothing, comfort and support. You will receive an orientation, free ongoing training and have the opportunity to take part in practice drills. Under the provincial program, volunteers have Worksafe BC and personal liability coverage if they are registered as a provincial volunteer and are responding on behalf of ESS. This is an on-call position.

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City of Surrey - Community & Recreation Services - SPIRIT

Application Process

 Step #1 – Eligibility Requirements

 

To apply as a SPIRIT volunteer, you must be:

  • 15 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 a SPIRIT program administrator

 


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: 

Healthy Communities – 1st Floor West, City Hall

604-502-6325

SPIRIT@surrey.ca

Volunteer Opportunities

SPIRIT Volunteer - Supporting Individuals with Disabilities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the City of Surrey’s SPIRIT (Support Participation and Inclusion: Reach-out, Involve and Transform) Volunteer Program. 

 

The SPIRIT Volunteer Program aims to:

  • Increase involvement and access for individuals with disabilities in our community in recreation activities
  • Offer valuable and rewarding volunteer experience
  • Provide opportunities to cultivate personal development and education
  • Advocate and foster opportunities for inclusion for all members of our diverse community

 

As a volunteer in this program, you will:

  • Provide support in a group or one-to-one setting with participants with disabilities
  • Promote inclusive and welcoming environments
  • Learn how to adapt activities
  • Work collaboratively with instructors and follow directions
  • Support volunteers with disabilities to be successful in their volunteer roles
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City of Surrey - Engineering and Environment - Adopt-A-Street

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City of Surrey - Fire Service

Mission Statement

The Surrey Fire Service (SFS) protects one of Canada’s most innovative and fastest growing communities. We strive to be on the forefront of technology, patient care, suppression tactics and communications. The department's emphasis on diversity, honour, respect and teamwork helps us to achieve our goals. 

When dealing with emergencies, the SFS has found the best course of action is to prevent these emergencies from happening, which is why you’ll find us working with the community to promote home and personal fire safety.

General Interests

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City of Surrey - Friends of the Forest

Nature Centre Host

Nature Centre Host opportunities have been postponed until further notice due the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreakYou can still create a volunteer profile to be informed when the program will continue. Click Nature Centre Host below to create a profile.

Become a Nature Centre Host!

Help care for the Surrey Nature Centre, and engage park visitors in nature activities and citizen science projects, all on a flexible schedule.

Click Nature Centre Host below to find out more!

Nature Preschool Assistant (16+)

Nature Preschool Assistant opportunities have been postponed until further notice due the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreakYou can still create a volunteer profile to be informed when the program will continue. Click Nature Preschool Assistant below to create a profile.

Gain experience working with kids, encouraging child-led play and learning, and increase your nature knowledge!

Click - Nature Preschool Assistant (16)+ below to find out more

Nature Work Parties (all ages)

Nature Work Parties have been cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreakYou can still create a volunteer profile to be informed when events will happen again. Click Nature Work Party Member below to create a profile.

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, training and light refreshments are provided.

These events are drop-in, rain or shine.

 

Surrey Nature Centre Day Camp Assistant (14+)

Day Camp Assistant volunteering will no longer be offered during Summer 2020, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreakYou can still create a volunteer profile to be informed when the program will continue. Click Surrey Nature Centre Day Camp Assistant below to create a profile.

Do you enjoy interacting with children? Could you inspire them to love nature? Help Day Camp Leaders with nature games, crafts, outings and other activities at the Surrey Nature Centre.

Click Surrey Nature Centre Day Camp Assistant below to find out more!

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

SYSS is a platform for youth to speak up and 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.

SYSS events have been cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

You can still create a volunteer profile to be informed when events will happen again. Click SYSS Member below to create a profile.

Urban Forestry Leader (Ages 18+)

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. Click Urban Forestry Leader below to create a profile.

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 find out more!

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City of Surrey - Partners in Parks

Mission Statement


Established in 1986, Partners in Parks connects residents to their park spaces and provides valuable volunteer experiences. 

                  

Community & Environmental Events

Volunteer as a Parks Event Assistant and spend time outdoors, gain valuable experience, meet new people, and earn volunteer hours.

One-Day Park Projects

Work with other volunteers to beautify our park spaces! Project opportunities include cleanups, fall bulb plantings, weeding and more. These opportunities are a great way to meet new people, learn new skills, and earn volunteer hours. 

Park Care

Become a park steward in your community! Many of these opportunities have flexible hours to fit with your schedule. 

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