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


Volunteer Opportunities 

Stream Table Training, Monday August 21st (5:00-6:00)

Docent Training for The Moon and Whitney Photographs, Wednesday September 18th (5:00-7:00)


The Every Student Initiative is a program that brings all students from District 150 to the museum for an educational trip that coordinates with what they are learning at school.  We need volunteers 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 necessary.  

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!