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After-School Writing Lab volunteer (in-person)

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826 MSP

  • 3 people are interested

After-School Writing Lab is a writing and tutoring program for students ages 7 and older. In After-School Writing Lab, volunteer tutors work one-on-one or in small groups with students on homework, reading practice, creative writing prompts, and games.

Volunteers for this position must be fully vaccinated.

Volunteers, staff, and students will all be wearing masks and capacity will be limited to keep us all safe.

Available shifts are Mondays-Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m. and/or 5-6:30 p.m.

Volunteers are asked to commit to one 90-minute shift once a week (or more, if you want).

826 MSP is looking for volunteers with:

- passion for working with and learning alongside students
- desire to build healthy relationships and learning skills
- consistency and reliability
- enthusiasm for affirming students' identities, strengths, and imagination
- experience in (or willingness to learn about) working with students of color and antiracist educational practices

"Do I have to be an expert in all school subjects to volunteer?"
No. Tutors are not expected to have all the answers. What's most important is that you can work alongside students to help them find the answers themselves.

"Do I have to be a professional writer to volunteer?"
No. 826 MSP believes everyone is a writer-students and grown-ups alike!

2 Shifts

  • 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM
    3:30–5 p.m. (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays
  • evening / 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
    5–6:30 p.m. (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays)
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About 826 MSP


1915 E. 22nd St., Minneapolis, MN 55404, US

Mission Statement

826 MSP empowers underserved K-12 students to think creatively, write effectively, and succeed academically alongside a community of caring volunteers.


826 MSP is a creative writing and tutoring center disguised as an ocean lab, working to support K-12 students in the Twin Cities with all of their academic needs, emphasizing cross-curriculum creativity. Our whimsical ocean theme helps us create a fun, imaginative, and safe space for students to come and explore the deep sea of possibility.

826 MSP offers several free programs for students, including our drop-in After-School Writing Lab, Creative Writing Workshops, Storytelling & Bookmaking Field Trips, the Young Authors’ Book Project, and the Writers' Room at South High School. To maintain our free programs, 826 MSP relies on the incredible support of our passionate volunteers and our dedicated community partners.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts


1915 E. 22nd St.MinneapolisMinneapolis, MN 55404






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