Surrey Art Gallery Children's Art Program Assistants - About

Due to the current pandemic the Gallery's volunteer program is not accepting new applicants. Existing volunteers may choose to participate in online programs and training. 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 resume the program.
Children’s Art Program Assistants (CAPA) 
Learn about leadership and working with children. Volunteer lead games, organize studios, and assist the artists in studio art programs. This occurs at weekly art classes in the evenings or on the weekends or during week long, all day camps.
• Contribute to a positive learning environment
• Inspire children and assist them with their projects
• Welcome participants and help with course sign-in
• Supervise participants during breaks and activities
• Communicate with the instructor and gallery staff if issues arise or in the case of an emergency
• Provide feedback by completing a program evaluation
• Understand and follow Surrey Art Gallery guidelines
Your qualifications
• A passion for art
• Enjoy working with children
• Great communication and people skills
• Enjoy contributing to a team and be able to work independently
• Undergo an RCMP security clearance 
• Are 14 years of age or older and can commit to volunteering about 8 hours per month
What you will learn 
• Learn what it takes to inspire kids to make great art!
• Learn from experienced artists and instructors
• Develop leadership skills
• Gain insight into teaching and education
• Discover new art making techniques
• Gain experience working with children
• Be involved in a vital community – make a real contribution to the arts
• Meet people and make new friends
• Receive a letter of reference
• Get a 10% discount at the SAGA Gift Shop
• Contact Chris Dawson-Murphy, Volunteer Coordinator: 604-501-5198 |

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - Evening, Through the night
  • Tuesday - Evening, Through the night
  • Wednesday - Evening, Through the night
  • Thursday - Evening, Through the night
  • Friday - Evening, Through the night
  • Saturday - All Day
  • Sunday - All Day