Albright-Knox Art Gallery
1285 Elmwood Avenue
Volunteer and student internship opportunities
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org(docent opportunities)
Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society
1 Museum Court
Assist with special events, exhibits, gardening, children's programs, daily activities
(716) 873-9644 ext. 311 or email email@example.com
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
84 Parkside Avenue (Parkside Lodge, Delaware Park)
(Various park locations)
Volunteers assist with office work (Parkside Lodge, Delaware Park), landscape enhancement, and various jobs in several parks during the week, and provide information during park events and activities.
(716) 838-1249, ext. 15
300 Parkside Avenue
Volunteer and student internship opportunities. Assist with promotions, events, fundraisers. Docents (age 21+) provide education services.
(716) 837-3900 ext. 132
Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Volunteer docents conduct museum tours. Select student internships and volunteer opportunities for events and student outreach are available. Call (716) 878-3215 for more information
Darwin D. Martin Complex
125 Jewett Parkway
Assist with tours, gardening, events, retail sales, fund raising, public presentations, and research projects.
American Red Cross, Greater Buffalo Chapter
786 Delaware Avenue
Flexible volunteer opportunities include working with local seniors and youth, providing disaster relief, teaching health and safety courses, working at blood drives, and providing administrative assistance.
(716) 878-2159 (general opportunities) or
(585) 760-5535 (Blood services opportunities)
Buffalo/Niagara International Airport
4200 Genesee Street at Cayuga Road, Cheektowaga
Ambassadors Program volunteers assist with customer service, provide information, and promote the Buffalo Niagara region to travelers.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Volunteers chauffeur guest performers to and from the airport, hotels, and the concert hall, and assist with office work.
Contact Elaine Riek at (716) 242-7869 for further information
CEPA Gallery (Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Art)
Market Arcade, 617 Main Street
Internship and volunteer opportunities include working with youth education programs; newsletter/advertising/Web site production and/or design; grant preparation; exhibition preparation and installation; public relations; events; fund raising; and administration
Buffalo Museum of Science/Tifft Nature Preserve
1020 Humboldt Parkway/1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard
(3.25 miles)/(9.02 miles)
Help raise funds, create databases, archive library materials, and assist in research labs and with exhibits. Positions include education facilitator, camp-in assistant, Camp Wee Explorers gallery attendant, greeter, admissions clerk. Weekday/weekend volunteer opportunities; internship opportunities
(716) 896-5200, ext. 342
Tifft Nature Preserve: (716) 896-5200, ext. 331 or
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
641 Delaware Avenue
Volunteers conduct tours and group presentations; assist with children's programs and special events; work in the gift shop, office, and period gardens; and make and sell crafts.
United Way of Buffalo and Erie County Volunteer Center
742 Delaware Avenue
(2.37 miles-office, various volunteer locations)
Gain experience working with agencies that serve children and youth, older adults, the ill, homeless, neighborhood groups, arts and cultural programs, disaster victims, and persons with disabilities, to name a few.
Database lists hundreds of volunteer and internship opportunities with nearly 200 social/community service organizations.
Online volunteer opportunities and internship search service
450 South 4th Street, Lewiston, New York
Summer volunteers serve as ushers, greeters, ticket takers, store attendants, and assist with administration and special projects.
(716) 754-9000, ext. 103
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
2655 South Park Avenue
Flexible volunteer opportunities include assistance with special events. Learn as you contribute—no knowledge of plants necessary.
Meals on Wheels of Western New York
100 James E. Casey Drive
Deliver meals and spend time with older adults. Assist with fundraisers (such as the annual Wheel-a-Thon walk in Delaware Park).
(716) 822-2201 or Erie County (716) 822-2002