Volunteer Opportunities

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. Thank you!

Special Events 

February 24 - Special Event - Teen Night: Titanic Murder Mystery
Volunteer shift: 5:00-8:30
Event: 6-8
Location: Main Lobby
Lead staff: Heather P. & Shelby L.
Join the Riverfront Museum in a teen night to remember. Come solve a Titanic-themed murder mystery, similar to a live game of Clue, assemble your own team or join one at the Museum! Minimum Participation Required.
Volunteers are needed to act as characters in a live game of Clue throughout the Museum, check in guests, ensure the food tables stay organize/clean.

March 10 - Special Event - Museum After Dark: Titanic Murder Mystery
Volunteer shift: 6-9:30
Event: 7-9 
Location: Main Lobby
Lead staff: Heather P. & Shelby L.
Join the Riverfront Museum in a teen night to remember. Come solve a Titanic-themed murder mystery, similar to a live game of Clue, assemble your own team or join one at the Museum! Minimum Participation Required.
Volunteers are needed to act as characters in a live game of Clue throughout the Museum, check in guests, ensure the food tables stay organize/clean.

March 24 - Special Event - Packet Pickup
Volunteer shift: (1 volunteer each shift) Noon-2:30
Event: Noon-5
Location: Auditorium
Lead staff: Renae K.
Help give people their packets for the race, make sure they have the correct bag, bib and chip, and assist as needed for other race day prep.

March 25 - Special Event - Interplanetary 5K Race
Volunteer shift: 7:30-10
7:30 – 10 (probably 5 volunteers for food prep, race day registration and packet pickup, putting water on the course)
8:15-10 (about 5 more volunteers to be course monitors and help at the finish line)
Event: 8:15 -10 
Location: Auditorium/Outside
Lead staff: Renae K.
Help give people their packets for the race, make sure they have the correct bag, bib and chip, and assist as needed for other race day prep.

Educational Programming 

March 25 – Educational Programming – Art-spiration: Finger Puppets
Volunteer shift: 1-3
Event: 1:30-2:30
Location: Main Lobby
Lead staff: Taylor S.
This one hour (1:30-2:30pm) educational art-based program is free with general admission. Visitors are invited to participate with activity in the main lobby of the museum.
The volunteer is responsible for arriving 30 minutes early to set up, run the program, and 30 minutes after the program to clean up. A museum staff member will provide the volunteer with the information and materials for the activity.

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 Rachael McArdle for more information.

VOLUNTEER CONTACT INFO:

If you are interested in any of the above mentioned volunteer opportunities, please fill out our 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!