Volunteer

Why volunteer in your Olmsted Parks?

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy began as an all-volunteer organization 37 years ago called the “Buffalo Friends of Olmsted Parks.” Every garden, every pathway, every building, every open lawn, every tree, and every waters edge has been touched by a volunteer at some point in the Buffalo Olmsted Park System history.

  • Volunteers are central to keeping our parks operating at the highest possible standard.
  • Volunteers ensure that we can deliver the cleanest, safest, and most beautiful parks to the city.
  • Volunteers help us accomplish tasks that we could not without them.
  • Volunteers allow us to do more with less!

#Olmsted150 Volunteer Days

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Celebrate with a Day in the Dirt!

In 2018, we celebrate 150 years of Olmsted in Buffalo, and we invite you to experience a day in the dirt at your Olmsted Parks. Volunteer on your own, with a friend and/or your family! Select a date from the schedule below and sign up below.

April 21: Delaware Park
May 12: Cazenovia Park
June 23: Riverside Park
July 14: South Park
August 11: MLK Jr. Park
September 1: Front Park

Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteer Groups

If you are looking for a great way to give back to you community with a group of co-workers, classmates, or friends, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy can help lead the charge! BOPC is continuously in need of volunteer groups to contribute to our many outdoor park projects. Volunteer groups from schools, local clubs, and various organizations make up the majority of the work accomplished by our dedicated community volunteers.

Corporate volunteer

Corporate Volunteer Groups

A perfect opportunity for corporate groups to engage in team-building and promote volunteerism and environmental stewardship. Your team will be at the forefront of the continued revival of the City of Good Neighbors.

Community Outreach Volunteer

Throughout the year there are many opportunities to get the word out about our organization and what we do through tabling events and our cities many festivals. Volunteers will assist staff by providing assistance at community events such the Elmwood Village Arts Festival and Corporate Challenge.

SIS 2016 Volunteers

Special Events Volunteer

We’re looking for event volunteers who have that extra kick of personality when it comes to special events such as the Spring into Summer Fundraising Luncheon. There are no shy squirrels in our Olmsted park system. If you enjoy greeting guests at a registration table with an Olmsted smile or like setting up before an event or breaking down after an event, then we’d love to hear from you. If this sounds like you, email Andrew@bfloparks.org for more information.

Media volunteer

Media Volunteer

We are always searching for individuals to help document our beautiful parks through photographs, videos and other various media designs. This can be as simple as uploading a picture and tagging us in it @bFLOParks and using #bFLOParks or coming to photograph one of the many events that take place in the parks.

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