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:

Explore Buffalo provides hundreds of tours each year, all of which are led by trained volunteer docents. 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. The next Docent Training class will begin in February 2023; the application deadline is Friday, January 20, 2023.

Click here to learn more about Docent Training

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 class provides an in-depth training on the responsibilities and procedures of a Tour Assistant. The next Tour Assistant Training class will take place in April 2023.

Learn more about Tour Assistant Training

If you are interested in volunteering with Explore Buffalo in another way, such as joining one of our committees, please contact us at explore@explorebuffalo.org.