COS Spring 2017 Recreation Guide


THE TOP REASONS C ity of S urrey V olunteers DO WHAT THEY DO?  Give Back To Their Community  Make Friends  Gain New Experiences These are just some of the benefits of volunteering with us, see below for more!

Volunteer Resources offers a wide range of professional development opportunities for City of Surrey volunteers. Through tailored workshops, this program cultivates the City’s vision to build capacity in the community by offering opportunities for volunteers to learn, grow and lead.  Develop with us!

TRAIN IN THE SPRING, Volunteer in the Summer Summertime is fast approaching and trainings are happening now. To get involved check out these great volunteer roles. Play Squad Gain experience working with children! Play Squad volunteers support Park Play Staff to facilitate fun and inclusive activities. Park Play is a mobile drop-in program that makes recreational opportunities accessible to everyone by bringing free fun to various Surrey parks in July and August. Play Squad recruitment begins in early spring. Canada Day and Fusion Festival July will be here before you know it and that means great summer events. Whether you’re tasting great cultural foods at Fusion Festival or singing our national anthem loud and proud; these events have something for everyone. Recruitment closes end of April so sign-up today and don’t miss out. SPIRIT- ONE-TO-ONE SUPPORT Provide one to one support for children with disabilities. After a mandatory training session, volunteers can support children who may require assistance with clarifying instructions, focusing, completing activities, or social interaction. If you are interested in this great opportunity, please contact 604-598-5867 or HERITAGE DAY CAMPS Interact with kids at the Historic Stewart Farm or the Surrey Museum. Learn Surrey’s rich history while also exploring world celebrations and technology. If Interested, contact COMMUNITY & RECREATION CAMPS Take part in your choice of sport, swimming, art, dance, drama, science and themed camps. Dates, times and locations are flexible, and will give you something exciting to do over your summer break! If interested, contact Summer Day Camp Opportunities:

2017 WORKSHOPS INCLUDE… Communicating Through Conflict 14 years+ Emergency First Aid & CPR C 14 years+ Emergency Preparedness 14 years+ FoodSafe Level 1 14 years+ High Five - Principles of Healthy Child Development 16 years+ I Am Game 16 years+ Introduction to Public Speaking 14 years+ Leadership Fundamentals 14-18 years+ For more information on workshops offered and to register, please visit and click on the Volunteer Resources section.

Check these out! Spring programs are up and running. Sign-up today and join in on one of these awesome roles.

Education Programs Are you available weekday mornings or early afternoons? Do you enjoy teaching and interacting with children? The Surrey Museum and Historic Stewart Farm are always in need of passionate people to assist their education programs. Email to learn more. Park Events Assistant Engage with the public at outdoor events such as Arbor Day, Community Picnics, National Tree Day, Park Play Palooza, and more. Volunteers assist staff with event setup, tear-down, and facilitating activities. Children’s Festival This three day event takes place May 25 – 27. Apply to be a volunteer for the City-wide Events account before April 30 for your chance to get involved. Help face paint, lead circus games and interact with the public.

Aquateers Do you dream of becoming a

lifeguard or simply love to swim? Join our Aquateers program and assist in Learn to Swim classes, leading games and meet aquatics staff. Doors Open This one day event gives community members the chance to be a tourist in their own city. With several venues opening their doors, anyone can come in and learn about the great things Surrey has to offer. Sign-up to volunteer at one of our great venues. Join our dedicated, rapid response team and support your neighbours after a fire, flood, or other major emergencies. The ESS team provides for the various short term needs of evacuees and response workers for 72 hours. This is an on call position that provides volunteers with specialized training and requires an on-going commitment. Emergency Social Services (ESS)

91 604.501.5100  WWW.SURREY.CA/RECREATION  SPRING 2017

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