Our Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

As a precaution to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and care for our community, Just Buffalo Literary Center has postponed a number of events, and we will follow the guidance of Buffalo Public Schools in terms of Just Buffalo Writing Center programming.

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Volunteer at Just Buffalo

Want to give the gift of your time? Just Buffalo depends on volunteers like you to help with a variety of tasks—from helping out at events like BABEL to helping teens at the Just Buffalo Writing Center.

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

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 this application to give us more information, including your interests and availability. We will contact you to schedule an interview. Please note:

  • Just Buffalo reviews volunteer applications and schedules interviews in August and December for the following season
  • These are unpaid volunteer positions

If you wish to discuss the volunteer opportunities at Just Buffalo, or if you have any questions:

    1. Contact Info

    Full Name

    E-mail Address

    Phone Number




    Zip Code

    2. Educational & Work Background

    High School


    College Degree(s)

    School Currently Attending (if applicable)

    Current Occupation (if applicable)

    3. Additional Info

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

    Do you have previous volunteer experience? Please give details.

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

    Do you write?
    If yes, what kind of writing do you do?

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

    4. Volunteer Interest & Availability

    What would you like to volunteer for? Please check the Just Buffalo programs you’re interested in volunteering for below

    How many hours per week do you wish to volunteer?

    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?

    5. Emergency Contact Info


    Phone Number

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    Apply to Volunteer

    Thank you for your interest in volunteering! Our volunteer application process is currently on pause. To be updated when it opens up again, sign up for Just Buffalo’s e-newsletter at the bottom of the page.