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 Volunteer Coordinator Kate Schureman via mail (222 SW Washington Street, Peoria, IL 61602) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Fireworks are back in Peoria this year, and so is the Museum's 4th of July Backyard BBQ. It's a chance to enjoy food and everything the Museum offers while waiting for the skies to light up. Volunteers get in free! We have slots for people to help us greet guests as they arrive, sell beverages, serve as ushers at the planetarium and Giant Screen Theater, and help sell glow trinkets. Please click on the event title to sign up.
Help Museum staff with managing hands-on bioluminescence-related activities for children, inside our cool Summer 2022 exhibit "Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence"! On Thursdays and Saturdays each child receives a pre-packaged arts-and-crafts kit and space at an activities table. On Fridays each child creates colorful pictures to be scanned into and displayed in a projected moving image. The volunteer helps make the room run smoothly. Location is the River Lab, overlooking the Illinois River, inside the exhibit. Please click on the event title to sign up!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.