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City of Surrey - Adult and Senior Services

The Adult/55+ Services offers a wide range of opportunities for volunteers of all ages to engage older adults in the community and in turn, enrich each other’s lives.

Adult/55+ Recreation Activity Assistant

 

The City of Surrey provides a variety of volunteer-led drop-in activities, events and clubs for adult/55+ members. Volunteer Recreation Activity Assistants are instrumental in supporting staff in offering these services; in turn, they contribute to the health and wellbeing of participants and the community.

 

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 design program materials and facilitate learning and interactions.

Food Services Assistant

The provision of food services is an integral part of seniors programs at recreation centres. Food Service Assistants play an important role in the operation and delivery of this service.

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City of Surrey - Age Friendly

Age Friendly Event Assistant

Make a positive impact in your community by volunteering at an upcoming Age Friendly event. Assist staff at various events throughout the year, including the 55+ Forums and other special events. Meet new people and gain volunteer experience by volunteering as an Age Friendly Event Assistant.

Try It 55+ Sports and Games

Try It: 55+ Sports and Games are FREE activities that encourage physical activity, maintain mobility and support social and health benefits.

The Try It 55+ Sports and Games Assistants play a significant role in facilitating a positive learning experience to participants who are new to the activities of their choice. 

WALKit Activity

The WALKit Activity Program offers weekly walk on Wednesday at various locations. Age friendly walking routes are planned using the WALKit Web Map to explore different neighborhoods in the city.

As WALKit Activity Assistant, volunteers support the program by engaging community members on the walk, meet new people, and get some exercise! 

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City of Surrey - Arts - 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)

Lead tours of the Gallery's exhibitions to school children and community groups as a Docent. You'll use hands-on activities and questioning techniques in tours, helping students enhance their visual literacy and critical thinking skills as they respond to the artworks. We train our volunteer docents throughout the school year. In docent training, you'll attend tours and talks by curators, exhibiting artists, education staff, and guest speakers.

Gallery Event Volunteers

Work with the public and assist at events like exhibition openings and artist talks as a Gallery Event Volunteer. You'll help the public interact with artists and engage with contemporary art and ideas. You'll also assist activities at Family Sundays where you'll help 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 cataloging 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

City-Wide Special Events


Event volunteers assist our events team with the preparation and execution of programming at our major events throughout the year.

City Wide Special Events include: Party for the Planet, SPARK, Surrey Canada DayFusion FestivalTree Lighting Festival

Community Events


E
vent volunteers assist our community events team with the preparation and execution of programming at various community events throughout the year.

Community events include: Fleetwood Festival, South Surrey Festival, Family Day, Halloween, Breakfast with Santa and many more!

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City of Surrey - Day Camps, Children Programs and Youth Leadership

Day Camp Assistant


Make a positive impact while connecting with children in our community. Take part in your choice of sport, art, dance, drama, science and themed camps! Dates, times and locations are flexible and you will get to work closely with City of Surrey staff to develop your skills, knowledge and experience!

Registered Programs

Over 100,000 children and youth currently live in Surrey, and the numbers continue to grow. These young people come from richly diverse families and their energy and exuberance contributes to making Surrey a vibrant and socially sustainable community. Children and youth are one big part of social planning in Surrey - this is why we're committed to making the City a great place for children and youth to live, learn and play.

Children explore their creativity, imagination, physical development and coordination in a variety of children's programs with the City of Surrey. Activities include: MYzone, art and sports programs.

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City of Surrey - Emergency Support Services (ESS)

Emergency Social Services

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 - Partners in Parks

Garden Work Parties (Ages 16+)

Join our Head Gardeners in the care and maintenance of Surrey's beautiful feature gardens. Learn various skills including pruning, weeding, labelling, and more! Everyone is welcome to participate - no experience is required. Tools and training provided.

Garden Work Parties generally take place twice a month.

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Play Squad



We’re seeking energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to support outdoor fun. As a Play Squad volunteer, you’ll earn volunteer hours and develop valuable skills. Your role? Assist Park Play leaders in delivering drop-in games and activities in Surrey parks. 

Volunteer opportunities are available Monday-Friday throughout July and August. 

Applications for Play Squad volunteers are now closed.

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City of Surrey - SPIRIT

The Support Participation and Inclusion: Reach-out, Involve, and Transform (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

Adapted Social Recreation - SPIRIT Volunteer

Volunteer in a supported social recreation program for children with disabilities. Activities include crafts, painting, games in the gymnasium and much more. Learn new skills in communicating visually and verbally to provide the best experience for participants. 

Adapted Sports – SPIRIT Volunteer

Volunteer in adapted sports the City of Surrey provides! The sports include boccia, para ice hockey, wheelchair basketball, and power soccer. Learn new physical skills while having fun with trained staff and learning support strategies along the way.

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