Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are invaluable to the operation of The Buffalo History Museum. Better known as the History Herd, our volunteers assist with nearly every aspect of museum operations, including helping with fundraising events, giving museum tours, and cataloging artifacts.

Please note, special qualifications such as formal experience handling artifacts, working in libraries, teaching, or more may be required for some opportunities.

Spend an hour with us and learn more about what it means to be a volunteer at TBHM. Meet current volunteers and discover what volunteer opportunities await you as a member of the History Herd. Register below!

Volunteer FAQs

We currently accept volunteers ages 18+

For the safety of our guests, staff, and volunteers, we require all volunteers to submit a background check.

The History Museum offers unpaid academic internship opportunities in our collections department. To apply, send a pdf with your updated resume and a cover letter to Please title the pdf Last Name.First Name.Internship.

Students are asked to adhere to the following deadlines to be considered for an internship:

Spring – November 1
Summer – March 1
Fall – June 1

**Note: Due to high demand, internship spots for 2024 have been filled.

Though we love seeing our volunteers often, there is no minimum time requirement for volunteering. We are happy to have your help when you are available.

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