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.


Doors Open Buffalo 2019: 

We are recruiting several hundred volunteers for Doors Open Buffalo on Saturday, June 15! We welcome groups to volunteer at this major event.

Learn more about volunteering at Doors Open Buffalo, and register to volunteer for this event.


Volunteer Orientation: 

There are many ways to volunteer for Explore Buffalo. Our Volunteer Orientation provides an overview of our organization and the variety of volunteering opportunities. Attending a Volunteer Orientation is required for all new volunteers, except for those attending a New Docent Training Class.

Learn more about Volunteer Orientation and sign up for a Volunteer Orientation session.

Tour Assistant Training: 

Tour Assistants support Explore Buffalo’s tours by assisting with administrative tour tasks and group management. Our two-part Tour Assistant Training classes provide an in-depth training on the responsibilities and procedures of a Tour Assistant.

Learn more about Tour Assistant Training.

New Docent Training:

Explore Buffalo has three annual New Docent Training classes, in winter, spring, and fall. 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.

College Internship Program: 

Explore Buffalo is looking for enthusiastic college interns for spring, summer, and year-long internship positions! This internship program is a great match for college students studying architecture, history, Art History, marketing, English, communications, education, and other fields.

Learn more about our College Internship Program.