The Barkyard is a volunteer organization, supported by a Board of Directors, committee members and event staff. Volunteer opportunities are available in a variety of areas.

Buffalo Off Leash Area, Inc. (BuffOLA) Committees:

  • Program / Facility Design
  • Event Planning
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Sustainability
  • Fundraising & Development

Volunteers may also help with:

  • PUP (Pick Up Poop) Days
  • Dog Manners Classes
  • Coffee Groups
  • Agility Demonstrations

The move to our permanent site in LaSalle Park will require as many volunteer laborers as possible. Experienced contractors, as well as anyone willing to contribute some hands-on labor, should contact The Barkyard to express interest in volunteering.

In addition to event-related and construction volunteers, ongoing long-term volunteers are needed to help with dog-park education and awareness. By educating park visitors about the rules, we hope to maintain a safe, enjoyable off-leash area which enhances LaSalle Park’s natural beauty.