Volunteer Portal


Ahoy, Volunteer! You've dropped anchor at the volunteer portal, your one-stop-shop for all the resources to help you be the best volunteer you can be. If you still have questions, feel free to drop Ellen a line at ellen@moi-msp.org!


P.S. Thanks for being here—we couldn't do it without you!


Sign Up Here

Are you interested in volunteering for Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute? Ter-reef-ic! The first thing you need to do is sign up using the form below. Then our Volunteer and Evaluation Coordinator, Natalie, will be in touch about next steps. You'll have your sea legs in no time!


Volunteer Handbook

So you've signed up to volunteer, you've gone to an orientation, and you're ready to dive right in. We're happy as clams to have you join us! For any and all questions you have about volunteering, from dress code to the secret phrase you can use if you need a minute ("I need some pie"), check out the Volunteer Handbook.


Field Trip Handbook

MOI's Captain has been looking for the Lost Ocean of Minnesota and they've read every book they took with them, so it's our job to write more. Join 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders in writing original stories for the Captain for Storytelling & Bookmaking Field Trips. Check out how the program is run in the Field Trip Handbook.


Tutoring Resources

Has it been a little while since you used algebra? Does the prospect of a third-grade book report make your palms sweat? Have no fear! Here are a handful of resources you can use to refresh your knowledge. Just remember: you did it when you were a student, you can do it again as a tutor.

MOI Calendar

Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute follows the Minneapolis Public Schools calendar for our program calendar, so when they're closed, we're closed. This applies to conference days and snow days. For more information on the Minneapolis Public Schools Winter Weather plan, go here. For our calendar, click below.


Reinforcing Language Resource

One of MOI's goals for this semester is to continue to be more mindful of our language. In particular, we're focusing in on reinforcing language as a way to improve the student experience, as well as increase student engagement. Reinforcing language also helps them learn better.


Social Media

Are you a Facebook fanatic? Terrific at Twitter? Infatuated with Instagram? Check out our social media platforms! We are active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can find updates on our programs, information on MOI closures, adorable student writing samples, and more! (Plus, if you're interested in sharing something about MOI, you can use our social media to do that—just remember, you can't share student pictures or writing yourself.)