Volunteer Opportunities

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Check out our Riverfront Museum volunteer opportunities below! If you believe your personality and skills will benefit the visitor experience of the Museum please fill out the Volunteer Application and submit it to the Volunteer Coordinator via mail (222 SW Washington Street, Peoria, IL 61602) or email at sfritz@peoriariverfrontmusuem.org.  Thank you!  

Volunteer Opportunities 

Coding and Robotics Day Camp (March 29, 8:00-4:00)

Come help our team provide a fun and educational day at the museum for kids ages 6-12. Work hands on with the students as they spend the day learning about Coding and Robotics. Volunteers help the staff with activities and general supervision of the classes. Camp will take place Friday, March 29, from 8-4. If you can only commit to a half day, we can split shifts if needed! Contact Shelley at sfritz@peoriariverfrontmusuem.org to volunteer, or contact Shelby at slessen@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org for more information about the camp.

Welcome Center Greeters (April 6 and 7)

April 6 and 7 are Membership Swap days and members of the Peoria Playhouse, Peoria Zoo, Wildlife Prairie Park, and Peoria Historical Society have free admission to the museum.  We need cheerful greeters at the downstairs Welcome Center to greet new visitors and provide them with information and assistance as needed.  Saturday shifts 10-1 and 1-4.  Sunday shifts 12-2 and 2-4.  One - two volunteers needed per shift.  

Duck-A-Palooza (April 6,  10:30 - 1:00 and 1:00 - 3:00)

This will be a fun filled day learning about duck decoys.  Carvers will be demonstrating aspects of carving and painting.  Volunteers are needed to help with family activities in the lobby.  We are looking for at least two - four volunteers per shift (first shift will be helping with set up and prep as well.)  Most volunteers will be sitting at tables helping with crafts.  

Inventors Workshop Day Camp (Friday April 19, 8-4)

Come help our team provide a fun and educational day at the museum for kids ages 6-12. Work hands on with the students as they spend the day learning about Inventions and Inventors. Volunteers help the staff with activities and general supervision of the classes. Camp will take place Friday, April 19, from 8-4. If you can only commit to a half day, we can split shifts if needed! Contact Shelley at sfritz@peoriariverfrontmusuem.org to volunteer, or contact Shelby at slessen@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org for more information about the camp.

Mad Scientist Day Camp (Monday April 22, 8-4)

Come help our team provide a fun and educational day at the museum for kids ages 6-12. Work hands on with the students as they spend the day learning about Science and Scientists. Volunteers help the staff with activities and general supervision of the classes. Camp will take place Monday April 22, from 8-4. If you can only commit to a half day, we can split shifts if needed! Contact Shelley at sfritz@peoriariverfrontmusuem.org to volunteer, or contact Shelby at slessen@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org for more information about the camp. 

Every Student Initiative (9:15-12:00) 

This is a great opportunity to help the students of Peoria District 150.  We will be working with 8th graders on April 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 29, 30.  Volunteers help staff as they lead students through galleries and activities throughout the morning.  The day is planned to work with the students' current curriculum, making this such a valuable experience for students.   A brief training is encouraged, and we can work out timing for that.  This is such an important program, and if you have any questions, please contact me at sfritz@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org.  

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DAY (Saturday, April 27th) 

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND BE WATCHING FOR MORE DETAILS for this late afternoon or early evening event.  

 SUMMER CAMP (June - July)

 We have eight weeks of summer camp coming up beginning in June. This is also one of our biggest opportunities for HIGH SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS.  (Adults don't let that scare you away!  We need you, too!)  Shifts are week long from 9-3 (half day shifts are possible) and orientation is provided/ required.  You do not need to be an expert in the subject matter of the camp.  You DO need a lot of energy and to be good with children!  

June 3-7 Mad Scientists' 

June 10-14 Robotics Camp

June 17-21 STEAM Camp

June 24-28 Engineering Camp

July 8-12 Master Builders Camp

July 15-19 Artists in Training Camp

July 22-26 Robotics 2.0 Camp

July 29-August 2 Inventors Camp

Membership Ambassador Program

The role of the Museum Membership Ambassadors is to help promote and support PRM membership. Must be a current member of the Museum, an active member of our Museum community, and willing to volunteer time and talent to promote the mission, vision and values of the Peoria Riverfront Museum. Volunteers in this position must posses a desire to promote Museum membership to fellow members, visitors, and the public. Duties include welcoming and greeting Museum patrons at a variety of functions including but not limited to: GST member previews, movie screenings, exhibit opening weekends, busy museum days (school holidays), and other special events. Volunteers will promote Museum membership at said events and functions and remain generally knowledgeable about Museum programs. Office duties may include calling new members for surveys, thanking them for membership, etc. Volunteers will also represent the Museum at events in the community where there is value in sharing information about the Museum and membership.
Please contact Membership Coordinator, Shelly Kerker at skerker@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org or 309.863.3042 for more information.

Museum Store 

Museum Store Volunteers provide many essential services to Museum visitors and patrons. Store volunteers work side-by-side with staff to help create an excellent customer experience by greeting and assisting guests who visit the Museum Store. Volunteers learn to work with the computerized cash register as well as help maintain a neat and tidy appearance in the Museum Store. You must be 18 years of age to serve as a Museum Store Volunteer. Please contact the Store Manager for more information.

Education Cart Presentations

Have you been wondering where our Art-spiration & Super Saturday opportunities have gone? They’re still here, but we’ve changed things around to better suit your schedule! We have education kits put together in our storage room that you can choose from to present on in our lobby. When you arrive, grab one of our blue education carts (feel free to ask for help!) and present! All activities are fairly self-explanatory.
The general days will be Friday-Saturday from 11 am-4 pm & Sunday 12:30-4 pm in the Lobby. Please contact Shelley Fritz, Volunteer Coordinator for more information.

VOLUNTEER CONTACT INFO:

If you are interested in any of the above mentioned volunteer opportunities, please fill out our standard volunteer application and contact our Volunteer Coordinator. Please write the volunteer opportunity in which you are interested in the subject line of your email. Thank you!