Youth volunteers removing invasive plants.

Connect with nature through a wide range of volunteer opportunities, programs and events throughout Surrey's parks. 

Join us for spring parks activities & events!


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

All ages are welcome! Volunteers twelve years old and under are welcome to attend with an adult.

Help care for Surrey's urban forest by removing invasive plants and litter from our parks.Tools and training are provided.

Sign up to become a registered volunteer to gain volunteer hours or drop in.

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.

Sign up to volunteer at a Garden Work Party

Park Cleanups

Help keep our parks clean and beautiful. Park Cleanups are an easy and fun way to volunteer and make a difference in your community. Join Parks staff at various parks through the spring, summer and fall to participate in these group cleanup initiatives. 

Learn more and see any upcoming dates.

Seasonal events

Releaf Tree Planting

Join us each spring and fall to plant native trees and shrubs to help grow Surrey's urban forest!

Environmental Extravaganza

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.

Park Play 

Enjoy self-directed and staff-led park activities 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.

Community Picnics

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.

Learn more about Community Picnics.

Outdoor learning

School programs

Surrey Nature Centre

The Surrey Nature Centre offers a variety of programs for all ages including walks, talks and story time.