We love volunteers! If you'd like to help the museum and have fun hanging out with us, please click on any event below to sign up. If you have any questions about volunteering, please email or call Volunteer Coordinators Kate Schureman or Ruth Bittner.
When you arrive for your first shift, please check in at the ticket desk upstairs to fill out a Volunteer Application form to help us learn more about your interests. Thanks.
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.
The Museum offers the best seats in the house for Peoria's Carle Health "Red, White and BOOM" fireworks show, and it's our biggest fundraising event of the year. Guests enjoy food and everything the Museum offers while waiting for the skies to light up. Volunteers get in free! Please sign up 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (309) 863-3034 for more information and to schedule training.
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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.
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Be the first friendly face visitors see as they enter the museum from the parking garage, or when they get to the Lobby! If you prefer to be able to sit during your volunteer opportunity, our Welcome Center 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.