Welcome to the City of Surrey


City of Surrey - Arts - Surrey Art Gallery

About Surrey Art Gallery


As a result of the current pandemic the Gallery is not accepting new applicants to the volunteer program at this time. We invite you to explore the Gallery's online programming series - Art Together and to schedule a visit to view our exhibitions. We hope you'll consider volunteering once we're able to safely resume the program.


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 Programs 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!



























Surrey Art Gallery Children's Art Program Assistants

  • About

Surrey Art Gallery Docent Program

  • About

Surrey Art Gallery Events

  • About

Surrey Art Gallery Youth Docents

  • About
Fill in an application

City of Surrey - Partners in Parks

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Volunteering for the City of Surrey delivers meaningful engagement that strengthens our community and cultivates a sense of belonging.  

City Values

The City of Surrey’s values guide the way we serve our residents, engage with our community and work with each other.


Connecting Generations - Vertical Garden at Unwin Park

The City of Surrey is one of the six partnering organizations of the Surrey Intercultural Senior Social Inclusion Partnership Network (SISSIP), funded by the New Horizons for Seniors Programs. The SISSIP Network is a multi-partner approach that brings together a group of collaborating organizations from different sectors with the purpose of this project is to address systemic barriers to social inclusion faced by seniors 55+ and support a more interculturally inclusive and engaged community. The City of Surrey has been approved for two years of funding from April 2020 – April 2022 for the Connecting Generations project.


Connecting Generations project will provide an opportunity for dialogue by bringing together youth and seniors of diverse backgrounds and cultures. The opportunity for dialogue within an environment where people feel comfortable to have conversations that would normally not be discussed and/or addressed from various cultures and generations, while promoting learning, sharing experiences, and hearing each other’s stories.


The Vertical Garden is an initiative in collaboration with Surrey Parks at Unwin Park in Newton. This initiative will provide opportunity for youth and seniors to engage in a community garden, share gardening skills, build relationships, participate in activities such as a seed starting kit virtual workshop, planting at the park, maintenance and garden care, art feature and much more!

Fill in an application