Volunteer Opportunities - Gain experience and give back by lending your time to our partners and other organizations in Surrey!
June 21, 2018

Are you looking to gain volunteer work experience? Or to give back to your community? Many organizations in Surrey rely on volunteers to bring their programs and events to life. Browse through the lists below of our partners to see what opportunities they have for you! 

To find out more about these opportunities, contact each organization directly. 

(Lists are categorized by "Mainstream Organizations," "Community Services," and "Universities and Professional Organizations," with individuals organizations listed alphabetically within those categories.)

 

MAINSTREAM ORGANIZATIONS

City of Surrey

Looking for volunteers for many opportunities, including:

  • Adopt-a-Street
  • Nature Work Parties – All Ages
  • Surrey Youth Stewardship Squad (13-17 years old)
  • Partners in Parks program
  • Ambassador – City Hall Tours
  • Community & Environment Events
  • Park Care
  • Play Squad
  • Surrey Nature Day Camp Assistant
  • Urban Forestry Leader (18+)
  • Surrey Art Gallery
  • City Wide Special Events Crew
  • Tour Guide at Historic Stewart Farm
  • Swim Instructor
  • Day Camp volunteer
  • And more!

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Fraser Health

Many volunteer opportunities are available  at various Fraser Health facilities, hospital foundations, and as patient advisors. Will be of particular interest to anyone intent on pursuing a goal in health and caring.

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Surrey Food Bank

Looking for volunteers for:

  • Client registration
  • Sorting donated product
  • Food line distribution
  • Warehouse assistance
  • Hamper to Your Home drivers and helpers
  • Special events

Surrey Food Bank also provides a unique opportunity for large groups (such as schools, businesses, or teams) to volunteer.

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Surrey Libraries

Periodically recruit volunteers for:

  • Reading Buddies (for Teens)
  • Youth Ambassador for Teen Library Council
  • Adult Literacy Tutoring
  • Contact your local library branch for more info

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Surrey RCMP

Looking for volunteers over the age of 19 for:

  • Crime prevention programs (Speed Watch, Lock Out Auto Crime, Cell Watch, Stolen Auto Recovery Program)
  • Community Events (hosting information booths, talk to people about public safety, wear the Safety Bear mascot outfit!)

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Surrey Schools

Volunteer opportunities for parents with children enrolled in school in Surrey include school planning councils, parent advisory councils, district parent advisory councils, and volunteers in schools.

Some parents also volunteer as drivers when school activities take students offsite. Each school has unique volunteer needs; contact the principal at your children's school to learn what opportunities are available to you.

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YMCA

Looking for volunteers for:

  • Health, fitness and recreation
  • Child, youth and family development
  • Employment training
  • New immigrant programs
  • Camp and outdoor education
  • Governance
  • Fundraising

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COMMUNITY SERVICES

Alexandra Neighbourhood House

Volunteer opportunities constantly change, but have included such activities, programs and events such as education, performance, writing, art, dance, exercise, storytelling, workshops, music, and more.

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Baobab Inclusive Empowerment Society

Looking for volunteers for:

  • Inclusive Soccer Rec
  • Youth Everlasting Seeds (Y.E.S.) program
  • Women’s Innovative Network (W.I.N.)
  • French programs
  • Sharp Employment Training (SET)
  • BOARD
  • Online learning
  • Administration
  • Fundraising
  • Tech support and graphic design
  • And more!

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DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society

Looking for volunteers for:

  • Social events and outreach support
  • LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)
  • Administrative Support
  • LARC (LINC Assistance and Readiness Class)
  • Income Tax Clinic (once a year in March and/or April)
  • Computer Class Facilitator / Assistant
  • Intergeneration Cooking Program (for 55+ years)
  • Fieldtrip Support
  • Citizenship and Civic Engagement Course Assistant
  • Community Kitchen
  • YIP (Youth Integration Program)
  • Community Garden
  • RISE (Refugee and Immigrant Specialist Experience Program
  • Daycare
  • Better at Home (Non-medical help for Seniors)
  • Facilities Maintenance and Gardener

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Immigrant Services Society of BC

Looking for volunteers for:

  • Settlement Mentor
  • Agency Receptionist
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Field Trip Leader
  • Community Outreach/Special Events
  • ESL Teacher’s Assistant/Tutor
  • Translator/Interpreter
  • Settlement Services Assistant
  • Volunteer Program Coordinator Assistant

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MOSAIC

Looking for volunteers for:

  • Youth mentors – homework assistance
  • Workplace Connections Mentoring
  • MOSAIC Language Centres
  • Culture Connections Social Mentoring
  •  Income Tax Clinic
  • And more!

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Muslim Food Bank and Community Services

Looking for volunteers for:

  • ASPIRE caseworkers
  • Food hamper preparation and distribution
  • Warehouse organization
  • Administration
  • Promotions and social media
  • Special events assistance
  • Arabic Interpretation / translation
  • HOPE Youth Support worker
  • Soccer training for children and youth
  • Outreach at my facility/university/organization
  • Tutor for children teaching English and/or Maths
  • Tutor for adults teaching conversational English
  • Prison outreach volunteer

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Oak Avenue Neighbourhood Hub Society

Volunteer opportunities for:

  • Student looking to gain volunteer experience;
  • Group looking to give back together;
  • Professional or Recent Graduate looking to contribute to a growing network and community;
  • Senior looking to offer his/her time and service;
  • Parent and/or family looking to teach children about communal life and service;  
  • New resident hoping to learn more about his/her community;
  • Long-time resident looking to connect neighbours and families

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Options Community Services Society

Looking for volunteers for:

  • Crisis Line
  • Volunteer Career Mentor
  • Activity-based English Instructors
  • One-on-one English tutors
  • And more!

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Pacific Community Resources Society

PCRS has the BYRC Youth Volunteer Program, which offers ongoing opportunities for youth. They work with youth to make sure that skills are matched to the time spent volunteering with us. (Note: this program is based out of Vancouver)

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PICS (Progressive Intercultural Community Services)

Looking for volunteers for:

  • Resource Centre
  • Settlement
  • Admin
  • Accounts
  • Special Events and Outreach

PICS also has two programs for people looking to improve their skills through volunteering:

  • PICS Volunteer Training Program – connects newcomers looking for Canadian-experience, new skills, or chance to give back to businesses and non-profits.
  • PROVE Program – Volunteer development and certification program to assist youth and job seekers through skills development and upgrading.

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Semiahmoo Housing Society

Looking for volunteers for roles in the following programs:

  • Residential Homes
  • Personal Development
  • Family Services
  • Foundation - Event planning and fundraising
  • Recreation and Leisure Program

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Sources Community Resources Society

Looking for volunteers for a variety of roles. Based in South Surrey and Cloverdale.

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S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Looking for volunteers for: 

  • Career Mentor Program (for Professionals)
  • Better at Home program for seniors
  • Chinese Help Lines (for Chinese-language speakers)
  • And more!

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Umoja Operation Compassion Society

Looking for volunteers for:

  • Administrative Volunteers
  • Child and Youth Volunteers
  • Literacy Program
  • Advocacy and Fundraising
  • Outreach Volunteers
  • Child Minders

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UNIVERSITIES AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Chartered Professionals in Human Resources

Volunteer opportunities for CPHR members.

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Immigrant Employment Council of BC

IEC-BC has two programs for Professionals looking to volunteers:

Become a Mentor

  • Access additional professional development and leadership opportunities
  • Enhance your workplace coaching skills
  • Gain insights into perspectives from around the world
  • Contribute to a workplace culture where diversity is celebrated

Become a Connector

  • Grow your professional network
  • Build relationships by introducing new talent
  • Help open doors for job-ready skilled immigrants

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)

Volunteer opportunities for KPU students.

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SFU Surrey

Volunteer opportunities for SFU students.

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