Youth volunteers removing invasive plants.

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

Parks Volunteering Opportunities

Get outdoors and discover the variety of ways you can volunteer in our beautiful Surrey parks.

Spring Break Volunteer Opportunities 

From March 13 to 24, volunteer with us to help care for your local park!

Registration differs for events. Some events are open to drop in, but we recommend registering as a volunteer in order to log your volunteer hours. 

Date Time Event Age Location Registration
March 13 12–2pm Planting for Pollinators All ages

Clayton Community Centre

7155 187A St

Register
March 14 10am–1pm Garden Work Party All ages

Darts Hill Garden Park

1680 168 St

Register
March 15 10:00am–12:30pm Youth Tree Planting 13–18 yrs

Hazelnut Meadows Community Park

14069 68 Ave

Register or Drop-in
March 16 10am–1pm Garden Work Party All ages

The Glades Woodland Garden

457 172 St

Register
March 17 10am–12pm Youth Invasive Removal 13–18 yrs

Maple Green Park 

8959 150 St

Register
March 18 10am–12pm Tree Planting All ages

Hazelnut Meadows Community Park

14069 68 Ave

Drop-in
March 18 12:30–2:30pm Nature Work Party All ages

Fleetwood Park 

15802 80 Ave

Register or Drop-in
March 21 10am–12pm Park Cleanup 13–18 yrs

Royal Kwantlen Park

13035 104 Ave

Register or Drop-in
March 21 7–8pm

SYSS Online Youth Night

Everyday Stewardship

13–18 yrs Online Register
March 22 10:00am–12:30pm Youth Tree Planting 13–18 yrs

Hazelnut Meadows Community Park

14069 68 Ave

Register or Drop-in
March 23 10:00am–12:30pm Youth Park Cleanup & Invasive Removal 13–18 yrs

Bear Creek Park 

140 St & 86A Ave

Register or Drop-in
March 24 10–11:30am iNaturalist Nature Walk 13–18 yrs

Green Timbers Urban Forest Park

14600 block at 100 Ave

Register

 

Volunteering 

Nature Work Parties (all ages)

Help care for Surrey's urban forest by removing invasive plants and litter from our parks at Nature Work Parties. Tools and training are provided. All ages are welcome! Volunteers twelve years old and under are welcome to attend with an adult.

Sign up to become a registered volunteer to gain volunteer hours or drop in. See upcoming dates and details.

Surrey Youth Stewardship Squad (ages 13–18)

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 (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. Sign up to volunteer. 

Programs

Releaf (all ages)

Each spring and fall, join us to plant native trees and shrubs to help grow Surrey's urban forest!

For more information and future event dates, visit this page or follow us on social media and subscribe to our various newsletters.

School Programs 

Connect your students with your local parks with new resources to help you take your learning outdoors in every season. Learn 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.

Environmental Extravaganza

Explore and learn about Surrey's natural environment during the Environmental Extravaganza held each year from April to June.

Park Play 

Park Play runs annually in July and August and offers a variety of self-directed park activities and staff-led group games for you and your family to enjoy! Park Play has provided free activities to children and youth in Surrey’s Parks since 2006.

Student Employment Opportunities

Interested in working in parks? Please check career opportunities in December/January for summer opportunities for post-secondary students. Environmental youth opportunities can also be found with Surrey's Natural Areas Partnership (SNAP) and the Salmon Habitat Restoration Program (SHaRP).