Connect with nature through a wide range of volunteer opportunities, programs and events throughout Surrey's parks.
Want to drop by to clean up a park or plant a tree? We've got you covered. Would you rather be a formal, registered volunteer? No problem! We offer both public, drop-in volunteer events as well as registered volunteer activities.
Create a volunteer profile to track your hours and be the first to know about upcoming opportunities. Explore all opportunities, or learn about various positions:
Nature Work Parties
Surrey Youth Stewardship Squad
For ages 13 to 18.
Surrey Youth Stewardship Squad (SYSS) combines environmental stewardship and leadership in Surrey's unique urban forest. SYSS enhances our parks through hands-on restoration, education at community events, and other unique projects.
Sign up to be a SYSS member or drop in to one of our upcoming events.
Urban Forestry Leader
For ages 18 and up.
Urban Forestry Leaders lead other volunteers in hands-on park and tree stewardship projects, and host nature activities at environmental events around Surrey.
Find out more about the application process to become an Urban Forestry Leader.
Garden Work Parties
Join us at Garden Work Parties to help care for and maintain Surrey's beautiful feature gardens. Assist head gardeners with light to moderate horticultural work. No experience is required—tools and training are provided. Garden Work Parties generally take place twice a month from January-November.
Releaf Tree Planting
From April 21 to June 11, take part in seven weeks of free family-friendly events and programs that celebrate nature in Surrey!
See more about Surrey's Environmental Extravaganza.
Bear Creek Park Lights
Celebrate nature at night by exploring stunning light displays set along beautiful nature trails at Bear Creek Park each fall.
Learn more about Bear Creek Lights.
Enjoy runs self-directed park activities and staff-led group games each July and August! Park Play has provided free activities to children and youth in Surrey’s parks since 2006.
Learn more about Park Play.
Celebrate your local park and get outdoors with your friends and family. Enjoy a picnic meal and fun park activities at these community events that take place each summer.
- Explore new resources to help you take your learning outdoors in every season and connect your students with your local parks.
- Learn about the Skelkelosen pollinator seed blend that we created with the Coast Salish Plant Nursery.
- Read stories about stewardship from other local schools and see how to get involved.
- Learn more about parks school programs.
Surrey Nature Centre
The Surrey Nature Centre offers a variety of programs for all ages including walks, talks and story time.