Become a PUSH Member!

"PUSH's members are the community organizers who make affordable housing a reality in Buffalo. Our members work with partners and funders to create a healthy, just and strong city that includes community control of resources, living wage jobs and access to quality education, healthcare and transportation". 

PUSH members are community residents who are ready to take a stand on a number of pressing issues facing our neighborhoods. By developing and leading winning campaigns to gain democratic control over our energy and community control over our resources PUSH members prove that REAL PEOPLE HAVE REAL POWER

Click here to learn more about our campaigns.

Ready to become a member? 1 yr memberships range from $5 - $15 and can include a PUSH T-Shirt or PUSH Hoodie. Contact our Community Organizing Department at 716-884-0356 to get started today!

Work with us!

We continue to accept resumes for construction laborers. Interested individuals are encouraged to attend a BETC-sponsored drop-in every other Thursday. Check out our our events calendar for more info!


Opportunities are also posted on our PUSH Green website: PUSH Green Events




PUSH seeks candidates for Skilled Construction Laborer positions for a green affordable housing development project on the West Side. These are full-time (40 hours per week) project-based positions (8 to 12 months) with the potential for growth.

Ideal candidates will possess the following:

     ● At least 4 years professional experience in general construction and 2 years experience in residential rough and finish carpentry
      ● Ability to lift up to 60 pounds
      ● OSHA 10-hour for construction certification
      ● EPA Lead RRP certification
      ● Demonstrated ability to complete quality work safely, on time, and at cost
      ● Ability to work with others of varying skill levels as well as independently
      ● Basic hand tools
      ● Valid NYS driver’s license and reliable transportation
      ● Scheduling flexibility
      ● Commitment to grassroots community empowerment


     ● $12.66 per hour (City of Buffalo living wage rate)
      ● Optional health benefits
      ● Paid time off

Skilled Construction Laborers will report to the Construction Manager and Owner’s Representative.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and professional references to Clarke Gocker, Director of Workforce Initiatives, by email (jclarkegocker@gmail.com) or in person (271 Grant Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo NY, 14213).        


Opportunities are also posted on our PUSH Green website: PUSH Green Events       




Volunteer with us!


As a membership-based organization located on Buffalo’s growing West Side, many of our members are extremely active (and very busy) volunteering in our Green Development Zone.


Interested in interning, or volunteering for us? Please download the job description for further information: Internship opportunities


We strongly encourage anyone that is interested in volunteering with us to first attend either our monthly Green Development Zone tour or our monthly member meeting to learn more about what we do!