Tifft Nature Preserve Roving Greeter

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Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences

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Overview: At the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, we take pride in providing an environment that inspires curiosity, self-directed learning and fun for our guests of all ages. All staff and volunteers are recruited, trained, directed and developed with this in mind. We believe that science is fun and that everyone can be a scientist when they make observations and ask questions. Research shows that when you mix GREAT SERVICE with GREAT PEOPLE, the result is LASTING MEMORIES for our guests.

Department: Tifft Nature Preserve

Volunteer Job Title: Roving Greeter

Description: To be a friendly and helpful resource to our guests on the trails. Trail Buffs will walk around the preserve and either answers questions, point out interesting finds and assist guests finding their way.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Smile and greet visitors as you see them on the trail
  • Educate visitors about the preserve and our mission
  • Ensure that visitors adhere to preserve’s rules
    • No dogs
    • No bikes
    • Fishing on South and East shores of Lake Kristy only
    • Boardwalks closed
    • Stay on trails except to allow for proper distancing when passing
  • Answer visitors questions

Secondary responsibilities:

  • Pick up any trash on downtime that may be on the trails


  • Public speaking skills
  • Must be able to be on feet for 2-3 hours at a time
  • Nature education (birds, insects and flowers) recommended but not required

Time commitment: Volunteer commitment minimum 3 months due to training

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About Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences


1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14211, US

Mission Statement

Inspiring curiosity through exploration


Founded in 1861, the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences has been collecting, studying and providing learning experiences for the people of the Greater Niagara Region for146 years. The Society carries its work out at several different locations throughout the region, including: The Buffalo Museum of Science, Tifft Nature Preserve, neighborhood-based community centers and other outreach locations. The work of the Society is greatly enhanced by the generous efforts of volunteers and interns. If you are interested in joining our team, please contact us at your earliest convenience.



We'll work with your schedule.


1200 Fuhrmann BlvdBuffalo, NY 14203



  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education
  • Botany




  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training

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