Motivated, dependable adult volunteers are an essential part of the Peace of the City team. From our beginnings in 1992, friends of this ministry have come alongside our paid staff, investing countless hours of affection, patience, and warmth to play an invaluable role in the lives of urban children and teens. Volunteers normally commit to one afternoon of service a week, with service opportunities ranging from tutoring at Homework Club to teaching a musical instrument to set design for our Shakespeare productions to “Regents Prep” with our Teen Employment interns.

“Heart” is 90% of being effective with young people. If you feel called to love and invest in children and teenagers there may well be a place for you at Peace of the City.

Our goal is to help potential volunteers identify a good “fit” within one of our programs, a place where they can give and receive in a meaningful—and sometimes life-changing—way.


The first step of exploration is to contact Tieza Jonas, our Program Director.  Email her at or to call (716) 986-0970.  Tieza will be glad to speak with you and to begin a conversation to aid in your discernment process.

An adult volunteer and young girl with Peace of the City

Source: The Department of Justice 

Source: The Buffalo News