COS Spring 2017 Recreation Guide


Make a Difference! Get involved in your community by volunteering. We’ve got a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for every age group. Meet new people, learn new skills and help make Surrey a great place to live.

LEARN ABOUT OUR Volunteer Opportunities Attend one of our FREE Volunteer Information Sessions and learn about the diverse opportunities the City offers along with how to apply and the benefits of volunteering.

NEWTON 1 Session Th 6:00pm-7:30pm Apr 13 4520012 Newton Library NORTH 1 Session Tu 6:00pm-7:30pm May 9 4520009 City Centre Library

FLEETWOOD 1 Session Th 6:00pm-7:30pm Jun 15 4520010 Fleetwood Library

VOLUNTEER RESOURCES 604-598-5863  13450 104 Avenue Fax: 604-502-6315 |

LOOKING FOR AN IMMEDIATE Drop-in Volunteer Opportunity? Check out these quick start programs! Just create an online profile, submit two references and get started.

SPRING INTO VOLUNTEERISM Join our Team! Application Steps

Spring Releaf Throughout the month of April, the Releaf program provides a chance for individuals, schools, and community groups to get outside, enhance Surrey’s urban forest, and improve their neighbourhoods by planting trees in parks and along streets. Clean Sweep Clean Sweep week is an annual Earth Day tradition! Join other residents of all ages to help beautify Surrey by organizing your own clean-up or drop-in to a clean-up event. Visit www.surrey. ca/events for information, dates and locations. Bin Keeper Become a Bin keeper and care for a park bin in your neighbourhood park! The Bin keeper program began in 1991 to address littering in our parks. Since then, many volunteers help year-round to keep our parks litter-less by rolling bins out to the curb for collection.

Park Care Enjoy the outdoors while improving your local park or green space. Remove litter, weed garden beds, remove invasive plants and more. You will be provided with the necessary tools, knowledge, and support. Various opportunities available for an individual or group and flexible to your schedule. Drop-in Volunteering Drop-in for the day and work with other volunteers to beautify and improve our parks. Drop-in opportunities are open to volunteers of all ages; all tools and instruction are provided. Activities include removing invasive plants; planting trees, shrubs, and bulbs; cleaning up litter; and weeding garden beds. Sign-up on the mailing list to receive emails about drop-in events.

To become a volunteer in the City of Surrey, you must be 14 years or older, a Canadian citizen, landed immigrant or permanent resident. Applicants must be able to communicate in English (additional languages preferred for some opportunities) and be available for 6 months of volunteer service within a calendar year. 1 SEARCH Find an opportunity you’re interested in by going to our website. Click the “apply now” link. Create a profile on


Two references that are not from a friend or family member. You can print these forms off online and upload them directly onto your profile.

Learn more about volunteer opportunities in parks by calling 604.501.5050


A one-on-one interview. Monthly interview times are posted on your profile.


A Police Information Check will be emailed to you. This needs to be taken to the RCMP, completed and returned to Human Resources at City Hall for processing


Once all of the steps have been successfully completed you will receive a welcome email. You can use your profile to sign-up for shifts and record your hours.

90 SPRING 2017  WWW.SURREY.CA/RECREATION  604.501.5100

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