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.

School Docent Training: 

School Docents lead all of Explore Buffalo’s tours for K-12 students. 2021 School Docent Training will take place September 8-24 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. The application deadline is Monday, August 30. 

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Tour Assistant Training: 

Tour Assistants support Explore Buffalo’s tours by assisting with administrative tour tasks and group management. Our three-part Tour Assistant Training classes provide an in-depth training on the responsibilities and procedures of a Tour Assistant. The next Tour Assistant Training class will be in 2022. 

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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 be in 2022. 

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