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Empower the next generation of writers through our after-school, field trip, and in-school programs. 

Join the Crew!

For any questions about ways to join the volunteer crew, email ellen@826msp.org

If you’re interested in tutoring, leading a workshop, or partnering with 826 MSP in any way, please attend a new volunteer orientation. All volunteers are required to attend orientation before working with students. Upcoming orientation dates can be found on our calendar. 

Volunteer qualifications include:

  • Passion for working and learning alongside students

  • Desire to build healthy relationships and academic skills

  • Responsibility and reliability (students depend on you!)

  • Enthusiasm for affirming students’ identities and bridging differences

Program Opportunities:

After-School Writing Lab
Monday–Thursday, 3–6 p.m.
826 MSP asks After-School Writing Lab volunteers to commit to one regular 90-minute session once per week.

Storytelling & Bookmaking Field Trips
Wednesdays and/or Fridays, 2-hour sessions between 9 a.m. and noon

Young Authors’ Book Project
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30–3:10 p.m.
Young Authors’ Book Project for 2019-20 will take place at South High School in Minneapolis.
826 MSP asks volunteers to commit to a twice-weekly shift of 1–3 hours.

Writers’ Room @ South High School
Monday–Thursday, 9–11 a.m. or 1–3 p.m.

Creative Writing Workshops
Dates and times vary

826 MSP supports volunteers with:

  • Volunteer orientation, so you know what to expect when working with students

  • Academic content review and cultural competency trainings

  • Ongoing opportunities for reflection (and celebration!)


Intern @ 826 MSP

826 MSP offers part-time internships, which can be for college credit. Learn more here. 


Are you already a Crew Member? Visit the official Volunteer Portal for tips, tricks, and resources!

(Pssst—Captain Plankton can show you the way!)