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City of Surrey - Adult and Senior Services

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 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

 

 

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.

 

Surrey Walks Lead



Volunteers will help lead walks through the City of Surrey's
local parks from May - September. This opportunity is part of the Surrey Walks Together campaign and it will give you an opportunity tostep outside and enjoy the many different walking routes Surrey has to offer. Walking is a great way to get around and explore our city and it is also a great way to improve your health and help achieve your fitness goals. The city is planning to host bi-weekly, volunteer led walks on Saturdays from May to September, as a way for people to meet new people and connect while walking. Volunteers will share their love of walking and help guide participants along the designated walking routes in the parks listed below. Maps and fact sheets about the park will be provided to help you keep the participants engaged in what they are seeing. 

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City of Surrey - 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 - Arts - Surrey Art Gallery

About Surrey Art Gallery

 

Do you find art captivating? Why not try something new! Volunteering at Surrey Art Gallery is a great way to have fun, learn about art, and make friends in the process.

 

Docents (Tour Guides) - recruiting for Fall 2022

Join a dynamic community of volunteers dedicated to enriching art education for children! Surrey Art Gallery Docents lead engaging tours of contemporary art exhibitions from September to June. Participants take part in ongoing training with curators, artist-educators, and artists.

Gallery Event Volunteers - recruiting for Fall 2022

Interact with artists and engage Gallery visitors with contemporary art and ideas. Help out at vibrant events like exhibition openings and artist talks or facilitate art activities at Family Sundays and festivals where families explore, enjoy, and create art together.

Children's Art Program Assistants - recruiting for Fall 2022

Share your passion for art with eager young minds! Help out with children's art classes and week-long art day camps as a CAPA where you'll develop leadership skills, organize studios, work with children, and assist the instructor.

Youth Docents (Gallery Educators) - recruiting for Fall 2022

Discover contemporary art and ideas, develop public speaking skills, and gain leadership experience. Become a Youth Docent and enhance exhibitions through activities that are equal parts fun and educational.

Library Volunteers

Do you have training as a library technician or librarian? We could use your help and expertise with accessioning and cataloguing in the Gallery's research collection. 

How to Apply:

  • Complete an online profile for the Surrey Art Gallery at app.betterimpact.com
  • Upload 2 written references to your online profile
  • Once you've uploaded your references, arrange for an interview with our Volunteer Program Coordinator: artsvolunteer@surrey.ca
  • After the interview, you may be asked to provide a Police Information Check. Should this be the case, we will provide you with the forms you will need to complete and have processed by the RCMP. 

Thanks for your interest in volunteering at the Gallery!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteering

Surrey Art Gallery Children's Art Program Assistants

Surrey Art Gallery Docent Program

Surrey Art Gallery Events

Surrey Art Gallery Youth Docents

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City of Surrey - City-Wide Special Events

Application Process

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 - Emergency Support 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 - 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 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.

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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

Education Assistant at Historic Stewart Farm

Education Assistant at Historic Stewart Farm

 

 

Step back in time and volunteer at Historic Stewart Farm in South Surrey.  As a person who loves children, you will enhance the delivery programs to classes who visit the heritage site on field trips. 

 

No experience? No problem.  After training with staff, deliver a ready-made program which includes a tour of the site and hands on activities.  We also provide costumes so you look the part.

 

Our 90 minute school programs run throughout the school year so you get the summer off too!

 

If creating social connections and making a community impact is appealing to you, please fill out the application form. For more information, email heritagevolunteers@surrey.ca or call 604-502-6461.

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.

Ambassador Volunteer at Museum of Surrey

Ambassador Volunteer at Museum of Surrey

 

 

 

 

Want to be part of something BIG? MoS Ambassadors will roam the museum galleries making visitors feel welcome and supported.

 

 What might that look like? You might start your shift handing out maps and asking people how they heard about the museum.  You might direct people to onsite demonstrations or fill them in about a cool upcoming event. Next you might answer a question about the dinosaur exhibit or do a brief survey. While you’re chatting, you will probably ask if the visitor has any suggestions about how we can make their experience even better!

 

 Basically, MOS Ambassadors are the warm welcome to the museum. You’re available if visitors need you and are prepared to work with staff to see how we can improve the visitor experience. You enjoy conversation and smiling.  IF you can speak a second language, that is fabulous. If not, that’s okay too.

 

 We would love to see your smiling face for four hours per month and are happy to train you 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.

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.

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.

House Ambassador at Historic Stewart Farm

House Ambassador at Historic Stewart Farm

 

 

Step back in time and volunteer at Historic Stewart Farm in South Surrey.  As a person with good communication skills, you will guide brief tours of the farmhouse and share local history with members of the public. 

 

But you don’t know all the local history? No problem! We will train you with key information and staff are always available to field more detailed questions. We also provide costumes so you look the part. How great is that?

 

You must be at least 14 years of age for this position. Weekday and weekend volunteer opportunities are available and we will work with your schedule.

 

If creating social connections and making a community impact is appealing to you, please fill out the application form. For more information, email heritagevolunteers@surrey.ca or call 604-502-6461.

Textiles Volunteer at Museum of Surrey

Textile Volunteer at Museum of Surrey

 

 

 

Love textiles?  Get woven up in the amazing Textile Centre at the new Museum of Surrey.  Help deliver hands-on programs and give demonstrations for visitors of all ages.

 

Do you know one textile but not them all? No problem. Anyone with a love of spinning, weaving, batik or any of the many dynamic textile arts is a suitable person for this role. Just bring your passion along with a smile for the public and you are set.

 

Textile volunteers are asked to spend a minimum of four hours per month at the museum but we always welcome more of your time!

 

If spending time with like-minded textile art people and sharing the magic of the trade with the public is of interest to you, please fill out the application form. For more information, email heritagevolunteers@surrey.ca or call 604-502-6461.

School Program Volunteer at Museum of Surrey

Education Volunteer at Museum of Surrey

 

 

 

Want to be part of something BIG? School Program volunteers give class tours and deliver pre-written programs to elementary school-aged children.

 

What might that look like? Well, after setting up the space with museum staff, you will work from reading notes to create an ultra-memorable museum experience complete with real artifacts. You will witness the wonder on tiny faces and chuckle at their fresh observations. After, you will help tidy up the artifacts and chat with museum staff about what went well and how we can make school programs even better.

 

You don’t need to have teaching experience but a smile, patience and a sense of humour are mandatory. Like the children, you enjoy summer vacation so you’re only available during the school year. You’re comfortable taking a page out of their book to learn the programs… and then deliver them with confidence.

 

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

Heritage Services

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the City of Surrey’s Heritage Services. 

 


 

 

 

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City of Surrey - Partners in Parks

Garden Work Parties

Join our head gardeners in the care and maintenance of Surrey's beautiful feature gardens. Everyone is welcome to participate - no experience is required. Tools and training provided.

Darts Hill Garden Park (all ages)
Created by Francisca Darts with the dedicated support of her husband Edwin, Darts Hill Garden Park is a showcase of 70 years of devotion, hard work and a pure love of horticulture.

The Glades Woodland Garden Park (ages 15+)
The Glades is a stunning woodland garden located in South Surrey. This unique garden contains over 1,600 mature rhododendrons, azaleas, and companion plants.   
 

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Play Squad

Play Squad volunteers assist alongside the Park Play team to bring inclusive, outdoor fun to Surrey Parks!

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City of Surrey - SPIRIT

Application Process

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

For more information, please contact us at SPIRIT@surrey.ca.

 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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