the empire state plaza agency buildings at night and a view of the reflecting pools in the evening

Empire State Plaza Ambassador Program

This is a terrific opportunity to meet people, perform a real public service and participate in an interesting and stimulating activity. 

Empire State Plaza Ambassador Program
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Welcome volunteers!

The OGS Plaza Ambassador Program is seeking volunteers to assist with the work of the Empire State Plaza Visitor Center. This is a terrific opportunity to meet people, perform a real public service and participate in an interesting and stimulating activity. Volunteers can choose from the following duties:

 


Providing Visitor Assistance on the Empire State Plaza

The Empire State Plaza is a unique government complex with a world-class art collection, museum, performing arts center and more. Volunteers staff the Visitor Center and Information booths on the Concourse level of the Plaza and in the Capitol, offering directions and assistance to visitors. The Plaza Ambassador Program is affiliated with the Capital Region RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program).

 


Staffing the Corning Tower 42nd Floor Observation Deck

The Corning Tower is the tallest building in the state outside of New York City, with beautiful views of the Capital Region from the 42nd floor Observation Deck. Volunteers staff the Observation Deck, offering information and directions to visitors.

 


Schedule

  • Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Free parking is provided.

 

Qualifications

Volunteers must:

  • enjoy working with the public and be able to volunteer for a period of at least six months.
  • be available for a minimum of one morning or afternoon per week.
  • be at least 18 years old and will undergo a background check.

 


To Apply

Download and complete the Plaza Ambassador Application and email to: Plaza.Visitor.Center@ogs.ny.gov