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Be a part of the community at your town centre! Like Salime, you can connect people to programs, services, and each other.

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Volunteers of the Month

Every month we feature our fantastic volunteers with an online profile. The City of Surrey is committed to celebrating its volunteers throughout our community because of their amazing contribution in making Surrey a great place to be.

April 2017: Salime

How long have you been volunteering for the City of Surrey?

Over 5 years, I started with volunteering at Newton Seniors Centre for Special Events.

What do you love about volunteering for the City of Surrey?

I love volunteering for the Kids Programs and the English Conversation Programs for people of all ages.  These programs really help people who are new to the community.

What is the most rewarding part of volunteering?

I take the responsibility of volunteering very seriously.

I feel very good inside my heart to help people who need help.

Tell us about an achievement that you’re really proud of. 

I am proud of everything I do as a City of Surrey volunteer especially when I help a young family connect with the many community resources available.

Past Volunteers of the Month

April 2017: Anthony (Right)

Anthony: "I like seeing kids learn.  Not the process of them struggling but seeing them “click” and get it. It motivates them and keeps them wanting to come back and be engaged."

March 2017: Eric and Cheryl

Cheryl: “As a retired educator, re-connecting with the current diversity in Surrey’s student population and conveying valuable Canadian history to them is most rewarding”

Eric: “You feel valued as a volunteer by the groups and staff. Everyone makes you feel welcome and appreciated.”