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Become A Volunteer

Come join our BMS Family by becoming a volunteer. The Buffalo Museum of Science is always looking to grow our volunteer program. We are actively looking for volunteers of all ages to help us accomplish our mission. No matter what your interest, or commitment level we have a place for you here. Join the hundreds that have given over 10,000 hours of service to our community.

“Volunteering reminded me how much science can mean to a person no matter what stage of life they are in. It was exactly what I needed in my life to stay motivated for my own future as a future Aerospace Engineer.”

Ash White, Age 18
Volunteer since 2019

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“Volunteering at both the museum and at Tifft is extremely rewarding.  With each event I have assisted on, I am gaining a better understanding of the mission of the organization.  But more importantly, I have found that more than just a volunteer, I have become part of a family.”

Volunteer since 2019

Volunteer FAQ

Volunteer Opportunities

Tifft Visitor Center Greeter

Our visitor center is in need of energetic friendly volunteers that enjoy being amongst nature. Greeters, can expect to work closely with our Tifft staff and offer great customer service to our guest as well. A great entry volunteer position if you want to learn more about Tifft Nature Preserve.

Tifft Stewarding Volunteer

This opportunity is for anyone that doesn’t mind getting their hands dirty. Tifft Stewarding volunteers assist our staff in maintaining the beautiful Nature Preserve. Task can be planting more trees, or removing an invasive species. Our stewarding team meets about twice a week.


  • Buffalo Museum of Science: Learn from our amazing Learning & Interpretation staff and use those skills to either run workshops or do demonstrations on our floor. No science background required. Must be comfortable working with children.
  •  There is also the opportunity to be a docent inside our special exhibits, including Lost Beauty II: The Art of Museum Stories
Volunteer FAQ

Start your journey

  • Please check the time(s) you would be available, in general, for volunteer assignment: