Volunteer With Us

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. Applications to the 2024 Winter Docent Class are closed; the next docent class will be in 2025. 

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. Applications to the 2024 Spring Tour Assistant Class are closed; the next tour assistant class will be in 2025. 

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.