Explore Buffalo is an organization driven by its volunteers, who lead our tours, organize our events, and do myriad other necessary tasks large and small.

Volunteering for Explore Buffalo is fun! It’s a rewarding experience for volunteers, and everyone enjoys working with one another to bring Buffalo’s stories to life.


New Docent Training:

The 2018 Spring Docent Training Program is a two-week accelerated class that will begin on Monday, April 30, and continue on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for two weeks. No prior docent experience or knowledge of Buffalo history or architecture is required – we will provide a thorough training in Buffalo history, architectural styles, and presentation skills.

Click here to learn more about Docent Training and fill out an application. 

Volunteer Training

There are many ways to volunteer for Explore Buffalo. Our Chaperones help with check-in and group management on tours, and Event Volunteers make sure each event runs smoothly. Unique skills and talents, including but not limited to writing, photography, marketing, and research, can also be of great assistance.

Volunteer Orientation:

These 90-minute new volunteer orientation sessions are an introduction to Explore Buffalo and volunteering with our organization; attending a Volunteer Orientation is required for new volunteers. These sessions are held in the spring and in the fall at our office at First Presbyterian Church at One Symphony Circle.

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations: 

  • Fall 2018: 
    • Tuesday, September 11 – 7 PM
    • Tuesday, November 6 – 7 PM

If you are interested in joining our group of dedicated volunteers but not interested in becoming a docent, please fill out the volunteer questionnaire below.

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