Connect with nature through a wide range of volunteer opportunities, programs and events throughout Surrey's parks.
Releaf (all ages)
Join us each spring and fall to plant native trees and shrubs to help grow Surrey's urban forest!
From April 21 to June 11, take part in seven weeks of free family-friendly events and programs that celebrate nature in Surrey!
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.
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.
Celebrate caring for your local park and getting outdoors with your friends and family this summer! Enjoy a picnic meal and fun park activities at these community events.
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.
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.
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.
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).