Volunteer Orientation:

Our Volunteer Orientation is a 90-minute session that is an introduction to Explore Buffalo and volunteering with our organization. Volunteer Orientation sessions are held at Explore Buffalo’s office at First Presbyterian Church at One Symphony Circle.

Volunteers who attend a Volunteer Orientation may volunteer in a variety of ways, including at Explore Buffalo events and tabling at area events and festivals. Volunteers who would like to be a Tour Assistant or a Docent must attend Tour Assistant Training or Docent Training, respectively.

Explore Buffalo organizes regular social and educational events for docents and volunteers, and new volunteers are welcome and encouraged to attend these events after attending Volunteer Orientation.

Due to COVID-19, all new volunteer training programs are currently suspended. If you are interested in becoming an Explore Buffalo volunteer, please submit the form below, and we will contact you when we are able to schedule training dates in the future.

Volunteer Application:

    Be sure to click "SUBMIT" at the bottom of the application. All questions are required.

    Enter your full name.

    Enter your mailing address, just like you would on an envelope.

    Enter your cell phone number if you have one. This is used during tours. If you don't have a cell phone, write "none."

    Enter your home phone number or "none."

    Enter your work phone number or "none."

    Enter your email address. This is important! Email is Explore Buffalo's primary communication method.

    Tell us a little about yourself and your background. Keep it brief (3 sentences or so).

    Why do you want to become a volunteer for Explore Buffalo?

    What are some of your interests, skills, and experience that may be relevant to volunteering with Explore Buffalo? Please include any relevant volunteer experience.

    Will you attend a future Volunteer Orientation session?
    Yes, I will attend a future orientation when it is scheduled

    How did you hear about volunteering with Explore Buffalo?

    Do you have any questions about volunteering with Explore Buffalo?

    Please check that you understand and agree to the following:
    I understand that Explore Buffalo's annual volunteer requirement to maintain status as an Active Volunteer is to volunteer at least four times per year.

    I am attending the Explore Buffalo Volunteer Orientation in order to become a volunteer for Explore Buffalo. I understand that Explore Buffalo is a not-for-profit organization that provides training classes for volunteers in order to build a strong volunteer corps. I do not intend to take this information to other organizations or to use it for my own, for-profit, or business purposes.

    I check my email at least once a week.