What does it mean to volunteer for the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor?

A volunteer is someone who gives time, energy, and talents to others, expecting nothing in return. Volunteers must have an open mind, be willing to embrace wisdom learned from others, and let the experience of volunteering lead to personal inner growth. Volunteers realize the importance of time and kindness. With a wide range of opportunities, volunteers have the freedom to find an organization, like the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission, that best suits their needs. 


For students or young or aspiring professionals, volunteering is a great way to get a foot in the door in the workforce, with connections you make along the way that may eventually lead to your dream career. Through the experiences you have while volunteering, you may get a better idea of the career path you have chosen and whether or not it’s right for you, saving yourself a lot of backtracking in the future.

Museum and Corridor Docents: 

For the Commission, individuals who decide to volunteer to become a docent will be extremely critical to the success and the sustainability of the Corridor and the anchor organizations and assets within it.  A docent is a guide who works at a museum, a historical site or even gardens or parklets within the Corridor. Any individuals wishing to become docents will be provided training by experts representing the fields of local (specifically Michigan Street) historical education and preservation, as well as the Commission’s mission, vision, and core values as they pertain to education and the preservation of the narrative of the Corridor.

Join a Committee:

The Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission is made up of a dedicated group of volunteers who work on committees to make sure that we continue to flourish. Most committees meet once a month or once every other month. If you have passion for the corridor and would like to work on a committee, please email info@michiganstreetbuffalo.org for more information!

  • Planning Committee

  • Economic Revitalization Committee

  • Fundraising Committee

  • Marketing Committee

  • Historic Education Committee

  • Historic Preservation Committee

  • Governance Committee

  • Finance Committee 

Contact aclark@michiganstreetbuffalo.org for more information