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Volunteer Portal


volunteer events calendar

Check out the calendar for program start and end dates, trainings and orientations, and—of course—our community celebrations.

volunteer handbook

The 826 MSP volunteer handbook is your go-to resource for program descriptions, rules and guidelines, and anything else you need to know about volunteering. Got a question the handbook can’t answer? Email


Field Trip Handbook

Our captain has been busy in the submarine looking for the Lost Ocean of Minnesota and they've read every book they brought along, so it's our job to write more. Join 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders in writing original stories for the Captain in our Storytelling & Bookmaking Field Trips. Check out how the program runs 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. Remember: you did it when you were a student; you can do it again as a tutor.

826 MSP Calendar

826 MSP 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 calendars, click below.

volunteer orientation slides

Want to brush up on your positive language skills or refresh your memory from volunteer orientation? The slides from your orientation session are always available for you to review. Check out the full presentation below.

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.)