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!

Volunteer Opportunities

Upward Bound Program @ Riverside Park_July 15_1

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.

Bark in the Park 2018

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 Bark in the Park and outdoor family movie nights.

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 a smile or like setting up and cleaning up for an event, we’d love to hear from you.

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.

Sign up for Volunteer Updates

Provide your information below to receive updates on volunteer opportunities. Alternatively, please contact community outreach manager, Zach Garland at zach@bfloparks.org.

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