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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)

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.

Click Nature Work Party Member below to create a profile and get started!

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)

Surrey Youth Stewardship Squad (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.

Click SYSS Member below to create a profile and get started!

Urban Forestry Leader (Ages 18+)

Urban Forestry Leader intake is currently closed. You can still create a volunteer profile to be informed when the program will continue. Click Urban Forestry Leader below to create a profile. 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.

Fill in an application

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. 

Fill in an application