Volunteer at Just Buffalo

Just Buffalo depends on volunteers and interns to help with a variety of tasks. If you’re interested in volunteering for one of the positions below, please complete a Volunteer Application to give us more information including your interests and availability. Just Buffalo reviews volunteer applications on a rolling basis, most often scheduling interviews in August and December for the following season. Please note that these are unpaid volunteer positions.

Events Volunteer

Help at BABEL and other events with set-up, greeting, tickets, programs, ushering, refreshments, and clean-up. All volunteers have the opportunity to hear the presentation. Must be friendly, dynamic, responsible, and comfortable interacting with people of all ages.

Street Team Volunteer

Looking for a fun way to get more involved with Just Buffalo? Join our “Street Team” & help us spread the word about upcoming events by distributing flyers & posters throughout the community. Must possess energy, enthusiasm, and an ability to work independently.

Writing Center Volunteer

Help teens 12–18 with writing-based work, greet new youth and parents, and perform a variety of other tasks around the Writing Center. Must be dynamic, outgoing and dependable, with some experience working with teens and availability on weekday afternoons.

Apply to Volunteer

If you’re interested in volunteering, please complete the online volunteer application below to give us more information, including your interests and availability. We will contact you to schedule an interview.

If you wish to discuss the volunteer opportunities at Just Buffalo, or if you have any questions, please call (716) 832-5400 or email us at info@justbuffalo.org.

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Educational & Work Background

High School



School Currently Attending (if applicable)

Advisor's Name (if applicable)

Advisor's E-mail Address (if applicable)

Advisor's Phone Number (if applicable)

Current Occupation (if applicable)

Supervisor's Name (if applicable)

Supervisor's E-mail Address (if applicable)

Supervisor's Phone Number (if applicable)

Volunteer Info

NOTE: BABEL volunteers must be able to work at least one evening event per year. Special event and reading volunteers must be available for evenings and weekends. Writing Center volunteers must be available weekday afternoons.

What would you like to volunteer for?

Desired Start Date

How many hours per week do you wish to volunteer?

Are you completing a set number of hours?

Desired End Date

Please indicate the days and times you anticipate being able to volunteer:


Do you have a driver's license?
If so, are you willing to do work that includes driving?

Background Info

Do you have previous volunteer experience? Please give details.

Why are you interested in volunteering for Just Buffalo Literary Center?

What do you hope to learn or gain from your volunteer experience?

Do you have any past experience with Just Buffalo—as a member, workshop participant, audience member, donor, etc.?

Please check any of the following interests and abilities that pertain to your volunteer work:

Are you interested in books? If yes, what type?

Do you write?
If yes, please check all kinds of writing that apply.

Are you proficient in a foreign language?
If yes, which one(s)?

Reference (Non-Family Member)


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Emergency Contact Info


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