City of Surrey - Surrey Animal Resource Centre

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Surrey Animal Resource Centre!

We currently offer 3 volunteer intake sessions per year, in January, May & September. 

The application process is for volunteers is as follows:

  • Complete the online application 
  • Sign up for & attend a General Information Session (Volunteer Intake Session) 
  • Submit two references (forms can be found on the homepage of under “Files” –> “reference forms”.)
  • Complete & Submit Police Information Check

Once those steps are complete you can sign up for a Orientation Session for the shelter program stream you would like to volunteer for: Dogs, Cats, or Small Animals. 


Volunteer Age Statement: Volunteers, who have not reached the age of 18 years, but are 14 years, are permitted to volunteer if their guardian is present at all times. The guardian is responsible for completing the application process and required training along with the minor.


If you are looking to join our foster program, please email to arrange for a foster orientation. 

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Volunteering for the City of Surrey delivers meaningful engagement that strengthens our community and cultivates a sense of belonging.