Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with us!
The Illinois State Museum is successful because of our great volunteers.  Please see our current needs below. All prospective volunteers must complete an online application and brief interview. Some positions may require a background check. For questions regarding volunteering, please us by email at volunteer@illinoisstatemuseum.org or by phone at (217) 558-6696. To apply, click the link on this page.

Play Museum Facilitators
We are recruiting new volunteers for the Play Museum, an exciting place where children ages 3-10 can learn -- through play -- about art, people, and nature. Friendly, energetic volunteers are needed to greet and interact with families and groups and keep the exhibit neat. Volunteers must be adults or teens 16 and up and able to work 2 shifts a month. Training is provided. Interested? Apply today! For an application click the button at right, or for more information contact Elizabeth Bazan at volunteer@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 558-6696.

Group Greeters
The Museum is in need of volunteers interested in greeting school and youth groups visiting the Museum. Greeters provide an introduction to the Museum, and assist students and chaperons in exploring the exhibitions. Volunteers must be adults or teens ages 18 and up and be able to work on weekdays. Training is provided. For more information contact Elizabeth Bazan at volunteer@illinoisstatemuseum.org or 217-558-6696.

Special Event Volunteers
The Education Department is in need of volunteers interested in occasionally helping with special events. Most events are for children and families and involve helping with games, activities, and crafts. There is no minimum commitment. Special Event Volunteers can sign up for events when they are available and serve as often as they wish. Volunteers must be adults or teens ages 13 and up. Most events happen on weekends during the year with many opportunities during the week in the summer. For more information contact Elizabeth Bazan at volunteer@illinoisstatemuseum.org or 217-558-6696.

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