Volunteer Positions


Group Volunteering

The Buffalo City Mission has opportunities to fit all types of volunteers. If you would like to learn how you can provide a meal to those of whom we serve, or volunteer for a day of service with your organization, church or school at one of our facilities, please contact the Volunteer Department at: 716-854-8181 x419.

Meal Service Assistant

The Kitchen is seeking volunteers willing to serve meals, help with cleaning, setting tables, and occasional food preparation.

This is an ongoing opportunity available at both the Men’s Community Center and Cornerstone Manor.

No culinary experience is required.

Thrift Store Retail Attendant

The Thrift Store is looking for volunteers who enjoy discovering unique treasures and loves retail services!

The Thrift Store is owned and operated by the Buffalo City Mission and serves as one of our community oriented volunteer sites. This placement site involves: sorting, hanging, tagging, merchandizing clothing and some small cleaning tasks. Volunteers must be able to stand for 2-3 hours at a time, but do not require any retail experience, just a friendly customer service attitude and a smile.

The Thrift Store is located at 576 Dick Rd #10 Depew, NY 14043.


Receiving Department

The receiving department is seeking male volunteers willing to accept, sort, and organize various donated items. These may include clothing, accessories, food, and household items.

In addition, volunteers may be asked to complete miscellaneous housekeeping duties, such as sweeping or organizing items on shelves.

Collection Drive

Community Collection Drives

There are many ways our community can help make an impact in lives of those we serve. There is a constant need throughout the year to provide basic essentials for men, women and children through food and clothing drives. To learn how to host a collection drive through your organization, church or school, please contact the Volunteer Department at 716-854-8181 ext. 438.

This is a great opportunity for students to be able to gain community service hours!


Childcare Helper

The daycare is looking for female volunteers willing to assist the daycare staff in providing the many hands needed to care for the infants, preschoolers and toddlers of Cornerstone Manor. A heart of kindness and patience to care for little ones is required. A background check will be performed prior to time of service.

Afterschool Program
The afterschool program is looking for female volunteers willing to work closely with the children of Cornerstone Manor on their homework assignments and educational tasks.
Along with working at Cornerstone Manor, there may be occasional fieldtrips and/or scholastic experiences to help meet the educational needs of the children. A background check will be performed prior to time of service.


Additional Areas

There are several additional areas where volunteers are needed at the Buffalo City Mission.

• Agape Shop Clothing Organizer
• Arts and Crafts / Activity Leader
• Chapel Speaker
• Clerical Assistant
• Pantry Food Organizer

Turkey Express
Volunteer Registration Begins the 1st Monday of October
Hambone Express
Volunteer Registration Begins the 3rd Monday of November


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