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!  

Current volunteers can now sign up for opportunities online using this link.   


Volunteer Opportunities 

ART OF THE BRICK Docents and Welcome Center Volunteers

We are expecting big crowds and huge excitement for our Art of the Brick exhibit. On the weekends while the exhibit is here we will be needing WELCOME CENTER VOLUNTEERS, DOCENTS, INTERACTIVE AREA HELPERS, and MEMBERSHIP AMBASSADORS. That is a lot of people! We are looking at having at least SIX – EIGHT volunteers here all of opening weekend, and for most weekends throughout the run of the exhibit. Saturdays 10-12, 12-2:30 and 2:30-5:00. Sundays 12-2:30 and 2:30 -5:00. Let me know how and when you’d like to be a part of the Art of the Brick!

Art of the Brick Volunteer Training 

Please come participate in our Docent training for the exciting Art of the Brick Exhibit. This is a great time to become a docent. While this is a fascinating exhibit, there is a little less in depth background knowledge needed…. So hopefully it is not as intimidating as some of the exhibits for potential docents. The Art of the Brick is going to be a very popular attraction, and we want to make sure our guests have the best experience. You can help make that happen by having extra information to share with our guests. Please RSVP if you are planning to attend. 

Robo Rumble (Saturday, June 15; 11:30 – 5:00)

This is a free day for families with lots of robot fun. We need volunteers at the doors getting people checked in. I am looking for 6-10 volunteers at each shift. 11:30- 2:30 and 2:00 - 5:00. This is definitely a day where you will be on your feet a lot as we welcome big crowds to the museum!

GEEK FEST (Saturday, June 29th  5:30-10:00)

Fourth of July Backyard BBQ

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!  Email sfritz@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org for a student application. 

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 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 possess 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.
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!