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Why you should be a Volunteer

All regular volunteers have temporarily been cancelled due to the rise of Covid cases in our region.
We have special lead volunteers available at this time at the Men’s Facility and at Cornerstone Manor. Service descriptions are included in the application.
Please continue to check the website for the opening of volunteer opportunities.

Volunteers are the heartbeat of the Buffalo City Mission! With the help of volunteers like you, all of our programs and services are made possible to change lives at the Mission every day.

Partner in service and purpose with the Buffalo City Mission to provide lasting change with positive impact to the hurting and homeless in our community.


Volunteer Opportunities

Onsite Opportunities

There are individual and group opportunities listed for each facility listed below. Note: Individual minimum age is 18 years old. Group minimum age is 16. 16 and 17 year olds will need a signed Parental Permission form. If you have any questions please contact the Volunteer Manager at 854-8181 x408. Click on the boxes below for volunteer opportunities for each facility.

100 E Tupper, Buffalo, NY 14203

Individual Opportunities



Individual Service Opportunities

Lead Volunteer Health Screener / RC Support

A Health Screener is a first impression’s representative of the Buffalo City Mission this position performs health screenings and is responsible for fostering a compassionate, friendly greeting to all who enter the building. To ensure a safe, and healthy environment for clients, staff, volunteers, and visitors in and around the facility. The screener may direct volunteers, visitors, and guests as needed to their designated staff contacts within the facility as needed.

This role also brings a key support to the Residential Coordinator’s position. This lead volunteer role will provide hands and feet in partnership with the Residential Coordinators to meet resident’s needs and facility (Covid) cleaning protocols.

Group Service Opportunities

510 Dick Road, Depew, NY 14043

Individual Service Opportunities

Group Service Opportunities


319 Elm Street, Buffalo, NY 14203



If you have any questions please reach out to Sue at The Volunteer Department staff will contact you once we have received your application for next steps. We look forward to hearing from you!

Virtual Opportunities

Click below for more information and to register

  • Valentine’s Day
  • Easter
  • Mother’s Day
  • Father’s Day
  • July 4th
    • Individuals and Groups can bring joy, care and celebration to the holidays listed above by providing (here are some ideas) simple gifts, decorations and or cards for the men, women and children for each of the above holidays. We are looking forward to hearing your ideas. Please call to talk about how we can partner to bring the party to the mission
  • Thanksgiving, Turkey Express
  • Christmas Hambone Express

  • Prayer partners: be a Prayer Warrior for our community and Mission needs.
  • Church Ambassador MInistry

Circle Of Friends

Available for individuals and small groups – Do you desire to be a community changer, improve life drastically by giving hope and stability for individuals in our community who have nowhere to turn but the Buffalo City Mission? If you or your group would like to partner with other community members to meet needs on a regular basis, take the next step and be a part of the Circle of Friends. Click here for more information and to register.


One-Time Collection Drive

Temporarily paused due to rise of Covid case in our region.


Request a Mission Speaker or Info for a Tabling Event

Schedule A Tour

Tours for AFC. CSM are available Monday through Friday from 10am to 3pm.