Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Interested in learning about the history of the Buffalo Niagara region?  Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge with visitors of all ages?  Are you excited to be around preserved historic structures?  Come be a docent at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village!

Docents advance the educational mission of the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village by conducting tours and providing educational programs for the general public, including children, adults, students, and families.  Utilizing the techniques of dialogue and inquiry, role play and storytelling, the docent encourages visitors to explore the Museum and Heritage Village.  Docents also assist in the development of educational programs and help to conduct special activities for visitors.

If interested please contact Deirdre Reynolds at volunteers@bnhv.org, or (716) 689-1440, ext. 112.

Community Service Opportunity

Canopy of Neighbors:

Canopy of Neighbors is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create new pathways to aging well and independently in community. We are part of a national movement of “villages” that mobilizes volunteers and resources in order help people age gracefully in their community. Our service area encompasses the Elmwood/Delaware and close surrounding neighborhoods of Buffalo. Please join us by becoming a member, donor, volunteer and/or corporate sponsor. We look forward to meeting you and making you part of our Canopy family! Contact us at

716-235-8133 or sasha@canopyofneighbors.org for more information. Visit us at www.canopyofneighbors.org.

Volunteer and Community Service Opportunities

Volunteers Needed


Interested in gaining or sharing your knowledge? Then the Buffalo Museum of Science and Tifft Nature Preserve are for you! A wide variety of volunteer opportunities are available at both sites that will help you gain valuable work skills or enable you to share your expertise all while giving back to the institution. These opportunities range in nature from working be- hind-the-scenes to engaging the public. Contact Betsy Vazquez at 716-896-5200 x 345 or email BVAZQUEZ@SCIENCEBUFF.ORG


Thousands of children experience live theater at Shea’s Performing Arts Center each year and they need your help. As a member of BRTA, we hope you will join our On-School Performance Series volunteer team. For more information, contact Robert Brunschmid, Direc- tor of Operations at RBRUNSCHMID@SHEAS.ORG


Provides services for seniors in Buffalo.  For example, they provide rides for seniors to go to medical appointments or to go to the grocery store.  They need volunteers to drive seniors.  They provide payment for mileage and supplemental insurance.  The volunteers can set their  own schedule and hours.   The information that they sent  did mention that volunteers are subject to a background check.  If you are interested in you can contact Angeline Anzalone at (716)406-8311.  You can also visit volunteerhnh.org.

The AKG Art Museum Seeks Volunteers

The AKG Art Museum at 1285 Elmwood Avenue is looking for volunteer. Opportunities are varied and flexible.

To learn more, call 716-882-8700 or go to info@buffaloakg.org.