Volunteer Opportunities

Pr Mphoto Dome MuseumCheck 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 Volunteer Coordinator Kate Schureman via mail (222 SW Washington Street, Peoria, IL 61602) or email at kschureman@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

To sign up for or check on an event , click on the event title below , or contact Kate at 309-863-3002 or Ruth at 309-863-3005.

Volunteer Opportunities

Engineering Day

Engineering Day (Sunday, 2/19/23) is one of our most popular days of the year. The Museum hosts interactive demonstrations of many kinds of engineering activities and career opportunities for people of all ages. It's a free admission day and attracts a big crowd. We need help throughout the building with greeting visitors and handing out stickers or wristbands to help us keep track of the numbers. Please sign up to come help with this amazing experience!

Interplanetary 5k Run

Help people "Run the Planets" on Saturday, 3/25/23! Our annual fundraiser to support the planetarium encourages people of all ages to run a 5k race, do a 1 mile fitness walk, or participate in a 1/2 mile kid's fun run along the Riverfront Trail. The course starts at the Gateway Building near the Museum and goes up along the river as far as the Detweiller Marina. The first 4 planets of the Central Illinois Community Solar System model are along the course, so participants get to run from the Sun to Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars and back. We're looking for volunteers to help with race-day registration, food and awards prep, packet pickup, finish line help, water, and course monitors.

Field Trip Tour Guide

Do you enjoy sharing your enthusiasm for art, science and history with kids? Get trained on our current exhibits, and then come in and lead gallery tours for student group visitors. Sign up for some slots and contact Everley Davis at edavis@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org or (309) 863-3034 for more information and to schedule training.

Docent/Gallery Attendant

Share your enthusiasm for the Riverfront Museum with visitors to the galleries! Sign up for shifts as a gallery attendant between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, Tuesdays through Sundays, per the schedule.  There's no need for special expertise in the content - you'll have plenty of time to learn about and enjoy the exhibits while you're here. Your main job is to be friendly and welcoming and help guests enjoy their museum experience.

Welcome Center Greeter

Be the first friendly face visitors see as they enter the museum from the parking garage! If you prefer to be able to sit during your volunteer opportunity, this is a great option for you. Help visitors find their way, hand out brochures, and welcome people to the museum.

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 Kate (309-863-3002) or Ruth (309-863-3005) for more information.

Office Assistant

Help office staff with tasks such as folding brochures, stuffing envelopes for mailing, filing, and other duties as assigned. Please contact Kate (309-863-3002) or Ruth (309-863-3005) for more information.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

If there's another volunteer duty that might interest you - perhaps making phone calls, helping with landscaping tasks, helping with the Giant Screen Theater, Planetarium, or Collections, or other ideas you might have - please contact Kate (309-863-3002) or Ruth (309-863-3005) to discuss it.

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. Thank you!