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Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum Volunteers

Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum Volunteer Opportunities

The mission of the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum is to provide children with the tools and inspiration they need to become explorers and creators of the world. We do this through understanding, supporting, and promoting play in the fullest sense of the word. At the PlayHouse, volunteers help kids imagine and create as they explore our exhibits and engage in various workshops and programs. Apply today and make kids smile!

There are lots of ways to volunteer at the PlayHouse! A few of these are…

  • Real Tools:
    Assist and instruct safe tool use techniques in the Real Tools exhibit as kids use hammers, saws, drills, and other tools to create and build. Volunteers in this position should be comfortable with basic carpentry tools and interested in working with children in a hands-on capacity.
  • Field Trips:
    Volunteers assist Education Department staff in welcoming classes to the museum through a range of field trip options. We particularly need volunteers for our Explore, Challenge, Become field trips, in which volunteers lead an interactive, hands-on activity that promotes children’s sense of curiosity about a particular topic or exhibit in the museum. Field trips are booked during regular open hours on weekdays and range in length from 2 to 3 hours.
  • Special Events and Programs:
    The PlayHouse hosts a variety of kid and family workshops, as well as special programs and events! Volunteers can help in facilitating these on a regular or occasional basis; whatever works for your schedule!
  • Other:
    Do you love the PlayHouse but none of these things fit with your interests or availability? Contact us to find a way to volunteer in way that works with your skills and interests!



  • We ask that volunteers serve a minimum of 4 hours per month, annually.
  • Volunteers working with the public must have a love of interacting with children and families.
  • Volunteers must uphold the values and mission of the PlayHouse.
  • Volunteers must be able to pass a background check.


Interested in volunteering but need more information? Come to a Volunteer Open House on Tuesday, May 23rd from 5 to 6:30pm to learn about what we do at the PlayHouse and how you can get involved! Registration is encouraged, register at: www.peoriaplayhouse.org/voluteer



To find out more and to learn about the benefits of volunteering contact:  Kristin Vannatta, Operations Manager: (309) 323-6900 or email: [email protected]

To apply please visit: www.peoriaplayhouse.org/get-involved/