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 

Fowl Play Spring Fundraiser (March 15th)

Check in/ Greeters 6:00-7:15 (5 Volunteers Needed)

Games 6:00-9:00 (4 Volunteers Needed)

Wait-staff 6:00-8:30 (5 Volunteers Needed)

Raffle Ticket Sales 6:00-8:30 (4 Volunteers Needed)

Bottle Shooting Game 6:00-9:00 (2-4 Volunteers Needed)

Bartenders 6:00-9:00 (2-4 Volunteers Needed)

Hitchcock Movie Series (March 7, 8, 9, 10)

We need two volunteers each night to help set up and take tickets for this lecture and movie event.  Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 6:00.  Sunday at 1:00.  

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

The Every Student Initiative brings each child in District 150 to the museum once a year. The students watch an educational movie and a planetarium show and get a tour of the museum galleries. Our education team works with the school to develop learning activities that are linked to the current classroom curriculum. ESI volunteers lead the students through the galleries and lead them through the activity. We ask ESI volunteers to come in for a brief training if possible, and to shadow the ESI coordinator on their first day of volunteering. Groups are here MOST weekdays, and we need volunteers to be here from 9:15- noon. This is a wonderful way to help the museum and the school children of Peoria! Upcoming dates: January 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29. February 1, 4, 11, 12, 13, 15, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26. March 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 20.  To volunteer, contact Shelley Fritz, Volunteer Coordinator, or for more information about the program, contact Holly Johnson, ESI Coordinator.  Please consider volunteering for this very important program!

Coding and Robotics 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. 


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.


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!