City of Surrey - Arts - Surrey Art Gallery
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 Docent Program
Surrey Art Gallery Youth Docents
City of Surrey - Day Camps and Youth Services
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!
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.
City of Surrey - Friends of the Forest
Surrey Youth Stewardship Squad (SYSS) (Ages 13-18)
Surrey Youth Stewardship Squad (SYSS) is a platform for youth to 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.
There are usually 2-4 activities per month in the spring, summer, and fall.
Click SYSS Member below to get started!
City of Surrey - Heritage Services
Volunteer Opportunities include:
Historic Stewart Farm (13723 Crescent Road, South Surrey)
- Heritage Activity Assistant
- Garden/Orchard Volunteer
- Education Assistant
- House Ambassador
Museum of Surrey (17710 56A Avenue, Cloverdale)
- Public Programs & Special Events (Adult 19+)
- Education Volunteer
- Junior Docent (14-18yrs)
We are not currently recruiting volunteers for Exhibits, Collections or Surrey Archives
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 #1 – Apply
Fill in an application online
Step #2 – Getting to Know You
- Attend an interview with the Volunteer Coordinator
- Submit 2 references
- Forms available online or sent by Volunteer Coordinator
- Complete a Police Information Check
Step #3 – Orientation
- When all the above steps have been completed, you will be contacted by phone or email by the Volunteer Coordinator to begin your orientation process
- Heritage Services Orientation - learn about what it takes to volunteer with the City and the impact you can make on your community
- Facility Orientation - meet your staff and volunteer team, get familiar with your volunteer role and learn how to keep yourself and others safe in the building
Step #4 - Volunteer!
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 www.myvolunteerpage.com to search and sign up for volunteer activities, confirm shifts and record your hours of service.
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 email@example.com or call 604-502-6461.
City of Surrey - Partners in Parks
Park Care Team (All ages)
Surrey is a big city, and it takes everyone working together to keep it clean and beautiful. You can volunteer at a Park Cleanup event or care for a park on your own schedule.
Park Cleanup events are held over Spring Break and throughout July and August.
Click on an activity below to get started!