About Surrey Art Gallery Volunteer Opportunities


As a result of measures to limit the spread of the novel corona virus (COVID-19) our volunteer programs have been suspended for the time being, we hope you'll consider volunteering once we're able to resume. The Gallery is currently hosting pre-booked, self-guided exhibition tours, and art courses. In addition, we invite you to explore the Gallery's online programming series  Art Together as an alternative to visiting our physical space. Check back for new information or register for the Gallery E-news to receive monthly updates regarding programs and exhibitions.


Docents (Tour Guides)

Lead tours of the Gallery's exhibitions to school children and community groups as a Docent. You'll use hands-on activities and questioning techniques in tours, helping students enhance their visual literacy and critical thinking skills as they respond to the artworks. We train our volunteer docents throughout the school year. In docent training, you'll attend tours and talks by curators, exhibiting artists, education staff, and guest speakers.

Gallery Event Volunteers

Work with the public and assist at events like exhibition openings and artist talks as a Gallery Event Volunteer. You'll help the public interact with artists and engage with contemporary art and ideas. You'll also assist activities at Family Sundays where you'll help 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 cataloging in the Gallery's research collection. 

How to Apply:

  1. Complete an online profile for the Surrey Art Gallery at myvolunteerpage.com
  2. Upload 2 written references to your online profile
  3. Arrange for an interview with our Volunteer Program Coordinator: artsvolunteer@surrey.ca
  4. 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 with us! We look forward to hearing from you soon.