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City of Surrey - Arts - Community Art

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City of Surrey - Arts - Surrey Art Gallery

About Surrey Art Gallery

The Surrey Art Gallery is the second largest public art gallery in the Metro Vancouver region. Internationally recognized, the Gallery showcases diverse artistic practices, including digital and audio art, by local, national and international artists. Gallery interpretive programs include talks, symposia, demonstrations, workshops and school programs with artists, educators and other specialists.

The Surrey Art Gallery recognizes that our building is situated on the unceded traditional lands of the Salish Peoples including the Katzie, Kwantlen, Musqueam, Semiahmoo, Stó:lō, and Tsawwassen Nations.

Mandate & Goals

Surrey Art Gallery's mission is to engage the public in an ongoing dialogue about issues and ideas that affect our numerous communities, as expressed through contemporary art, and to provide opportunities for the public to interact with artists and the artistic process. It accomplishes these aims through exhibitions, programs, and publications of contemporary art. To meet its mandate, the Surrey Art Gallery also acquires, manages, researches, preserves, and exhibits work from its contemporary art collection, held in trust for present and future citizens of the City of Surrey. The Gallery focuses on contemporary art made since 1975.

The purpose of the Gallery is to facilitate learning about, and understanding and enjoyment of, contemporary art practice. To achieve these goals, the Gallery intends to be:

  • a public forum for conversation about ideas and issues that affect both visual arts and the community at large,
  • a centre for reflection, learning and the sharing of knowledge and experience,
  • a place where, through the medium of art, the community can engage in personal, internal dialogues as well as conversations with others about subjects that affect their lives.


General Interests

Surrey Art Gallery Docent Program

Surrey Art Gallery Youth Docents

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City of Surrey - Community & Recreation Services - 0-18 Volunteer Program

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 a volunteer in the 0-18 volunteer program, 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 0-18 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

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, JUMPzone and Pro-D Day Camp.



Surrey Leadership Youth Council

Do you have thoughts, opinions and ideas about your community? Join the Surrey Leadership Youth Council (SLYC), a group of youth who help youth speak up and have their voices heard with the support of the City of Surrey. The SLYC hosts the Youth Speak Up forum in October every year.

When: Mondays from 4:30-6:30pm
Where: Surrey City Hall (13450 104 Avenue)

Youth Events Squad

Join the Youth Events Squad (YES) to help plan and execute five of the City of Surrey’s biggest youth events, including the Surrey Youth Showcase event series and Band-Aid. If you are between the ages of 14 and 21, you are welcome to join YES or contribute to meetings about specific events.

When: Every other Friday from 4:45-6:15pm
Where: City Centre Library

Surrey Youth Events

Our City has many youth events year round for youth in our area. This year, we have:

Surrey Steps Up
Friday, March 6, 2020 | 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Surrey Youth Showcase
Basketball TournamentSaturday, May 2
Dance Battle - Saturday, July 25
Cooking Showdown - November 2020

Volunteer for the Surrey Youth Showcase event series to:

- be a greeter

- set up and take down

- be at a booth

- be a concession attendee

- hand out supplies

For more information about these events, email youth@surrey.ca or visit our youth webpage at www.surrey.ca/youth 

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City of Surrey - Friends of the Forest

Surrey Youth Stewardship Squad (SYSS) (Ages 13-18)

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.

SYSS events have been cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

You can still create a volunteer profile to be informed when events will happen again. Click SYSS Member below to create a profile.

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