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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)

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

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

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)

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 

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