Why volunteer in your Olmsted Parks?

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy began as an all-volunteer organization in 1978 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 allow us to do more with less!

For any questions, please reach out to Kristie Munson, Volunteer Coordinator, at Kristie@bfloparks.org.

Upcoming Community Volunteer Events

Riverside Park

Weekly Clean Up at the Japanese Garden | Sep 7 – Sep 28

Every Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – Noon, starting September 7 through September 28. Sign up here!

Volunteer Day at Riverside Park | Sep 10

September 10, 9:00 a.m. – Noon. Help weed and clean up the River Rock Garden in Riverside Park. Sign up here.

Volunteer Day at Front Park | Sep 17

September 17, 9:00 a.m. – Noon. Help clean up flowerbeds, prune and trim shrubs and trees around the Front Park playground. Sign up here.

Volunteer Opportunities at your Buffalo Olmsted Parks

Volunteer at Delaware Park

Recurring Individual Volunteer (Outdoors)

The Recurring Individual Volunteer program provides an opportunity for dedicated individuals to help out in Buffalo’s historic park system on a regular basis. All you need is patience and the willingness to learn. Gardening experience and a green-thumb would be a plus, but not necessary.

Apply here
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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.

If you are interested to learn more about Volunteer Groups, please complete the form below and Kristie will be in touch!

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 and events. Volunteers will assist staff by providing assistance at community events, outdoor family movie nights and more!

If you are interested to help out as a Community Outreach Volunteer, please complete the form below and Kristie will be in touch!

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.

If you are interested to help out as a Media Volunteer, please complete the form below and Kristie will be in touch!

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