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. 323 or email volunteer@buffalohistory.org .

Docent Training 

  • Docent training is held on an ongoing basis as needed by the Education Department.
  • In order to become a docent, please fill out the Volunteer Application.
  • You can mail in your application or email it to mmacneill@buffalohistory.org 
  • Participants are required to complete all training classes, pass exhibit tests, and lead practice tours.