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Get Involved

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Work with 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@moi-msp.org

If you’re interested in tutoring, leading a workshop, or partnering with MOI 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 Homework Help
Monday–Thursday, 3–6 p.m.
MOI asks After-School Homework Help 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/or Thursdays, 9–11 a.m.
Young Authors’ Book Project for 2018-19 will take place at South High School in Minneapolis.

Writers’ Room @ South High School
Monday–Thursday, flexible timing

Creative Writing Workshops
Dates and times vary

MOI also invites interested volunteers to tutor in a classroom at South High School. Contact ellen@moi-msp.org for more info.

MOI supports volunteers with:

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

  • Academic content review for Homework Help volunteers and cultural competency trainings

  • Ongoing opportunities for reflection (and celebration!)


Interested in getting more involved?

MOI is hiring for a Program Director. Learn more here.

We also offer part-time internships, which can be for college credit. Candidates who are multilingual are preferred. Learn more here. 


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

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