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 Shelley Fritz  via mail (222 SW Washington Street, Peoria, IL 61602) or email at sfritz@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org.  Contact Shelley with any questions!  Thank you!  

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


Volunteer Opportunities 

Every Student Initiative, Most School Days  (9:15-12:00)

Upcoming ESI Dates: October 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31  November 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11

The Every Student Initiative is a program that brings all students from District 150 and East Peoria schools to the museum for an educational trip that coordinates with what they are learning in the classroom. We need volunteers (two per day) weekdays from 9:15 - 12:00 to help lead students through the exhibits and assist museum staff with activities. This is a wonderful way to help not only the museum, but also the children of Peoria. Training is provided, and you decide your schedule and how often you'd like to help out. No long term commitment is required.


Senior Morning Lecture Series, November 13th (10:00-11:00)

One volunteer is needed  to check people in to the Senior Lecture Series.  Stick around and enjoy the Gallery Visit at 11:00!

DaVinci Docent Training:   Sunday November 24 at 5:30  

Member Appreciation Day  (Friday, November 29, 10-4)

Black Friday is a BIG DAY here at the museum.  We will have special activities and events throughout the day.  Lots of hands on things for volunteers to do!  We are also needing to have the Welcome Center staffed that day and to have extra docents available.  If you are in town and available that day... please consider spending this day with us at the museum!  We will be looking for at least 6-8 volunteers all day. 

Space Family Night (Friday December 13 at 5:30)

Help out with this fun planetarium focused event!

Welcome Center

Become a part of our welcome center team!  We need friendly faces to greet guests as they arrive at the museum!  Shifts are usually on weekends and days we have special events at the museum.  


If you went through docent training for the Whitney or Moon exhibits, please consider signing up for weekend shifts.  We would love to have the galleries staffed for the next month! 

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!