Three youth volunteers in a park.

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.

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 alongside a registered adult volunteer. Sign up to get involved

Surrey's Youth Stewardship Squad (ages 13-18)

Surrey's 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 hand-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)

Help grow Surrey's urban forest by participating in one of our Releaf tree planting events. Plants, shovels and instruction are provided. Watch for planting events each spring and fall.

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 

Join us this summer at a park near you! Drop in with your family and connect through nature and play. Borrow sports equipment, go on a park adventure, try fun outdoor games, and learn about park care!

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).