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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

Surrey Art Gallery Docent Program

Surrey Art Gallery Events

Surrey Art Gallery Youth Docents

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City of Surrey - Community & Recreation Services - City-Wide Special Events

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 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



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 - Engineering and Environment - Adopt-A-Street

Volunteer Opportunities


Show your civic pride!

Pledge to keep your street free of trash and debris by performing litter pickup at least once a month with the Adopt-A-Street Program.

Benefits of volunteering:

  • Contribute to the beautification of your community
  • Gain experience with leading a group
  • Recognition signs installed in your group’s name
  • Supply kit provided


  • Gather a group (staff, neighbours, family, or your community organization), or work by yourself!
  • Select a minimum of 1 km roadway in Surrey to clean-up. Check COSMOS for availability (streets currently adopted are green)
  • Pick up supplies, or request delivery
  • Tidy your street each month
  • Submit your clean-up report

Skills Required:

  • Be self-directed and organized
  • Ability to interact with the public in a friendly, professional manner

Time Commitment:

Clean ups should be completed once per month (any day that works for you!) for a commitment of 2 years.


See the full details on the program and supplies and review the rules and guidelines in our registration packages:

To order a registration package to be mailed to you, send your request to AASProgram@surrey.ca or call 604-590-7272.

Disposing of materials:

To request collection of yellow bags that do not fit into your garbage cart or dumpster, or to report illegally dumped materials, make a request online, 24 hours a day using the Report a Problem graphic, or call the City of Surrey’s Service Request line at 604-591-4152 (Mon-Fri 8am-4pm).

Questions? Contact:

AASProgram@surrey.ca | T 604.590.7272 | F 604.591.7836

City of Surrey
Operations Centre
6651 148 St
Surrey, BC, V3S 3C7

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