Over 250 volunteers annually give almost 9,000 hours of service to The Buffalo History Museum. The Museum offers general orientation programs for all volunteers and specific sessions for each department's areas of concern.

Volunteers serve as docent tour guides, and can assist in the library, or with collections inventory. They can also perform a variety of office duties. Projects that need volunteers include garden upkeep, children's activities, special events such as Party on the Portico and Paint the Town, and the occasional construction project. Whatever your interest, we’ve got a (volunteer) job for you! 
If you would like to learn more about history while performing an important community service as a docent or helping hands at a program event, please call (716) 873-9644 ext. 311 or email tlyons@buffalohistory.org

To volunteer, please print and fill out the here General Volunteer Form


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Docent Training Classes

• Docent training dates: TBA

• In order to register for training, those interested must contact
Lidia Kondovski, Education Assistant, at tours@buffalohistory.org, 873-9644 ext 304
• Applicants must fill out volunteer application (see below for form) submit resume/CV with references.
• Participants are required to complete all training classes, exhibit testing and lead sample tours.
Docent Training & Education Volunteer Form