Welcome to Volunteer In Public Schools (VIPS)! Thank you for your interest in volunteering in HISD schools. The VIPS application is done annually and you will have to reapply starting on a set date by the VIPS administrator in August. August is the start of the new academic school year and runs till the end of July for VIPS.
To efficiently serve our community, we are asking all volunteers to register no more than two weeks prior to their scheduled event. The background check takes 3-5 business days to be processed. You will receive an automated response from firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your interest in volunteering in HISD schools.
VIPS recruits thousands of parents and community partners to donate their time and knowledge in support of the district’s primary goal to increase student achievement. Volunteers contribute in areas such as mentoring, tutoring, fundraising, career education, enrichment programs, extracurricular and community service activities and office and classroom assistance.
All volunteers are required to complete the VIPS Volunteer Orientation (CLICK HERE) prior to applying to become a volunteer and agreeing to the annual background check. Once approved volunteer may volunteer in any HISD schools for the current school year.
It is very important that the information you enter on the application matches your government issued identification card including your full legal name. If you have a middle name please include it on the application. This information will be used to process the required annual background check. (See lists below of acceptable forms of ID). Your background check will be processed within 3-5 business days. It is important that you provide a valid email address so you can be notified as to the status of your application and for future communication. An email address is required in order to complete the application process.
Please Note: If you are planning to volunteer in Read Houston Read, Real Men Read or Reading Roundup, please be sure to choose the program on your application under “Organizations”
The acceptable forms of ID for the BGC are:
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the VIPS Coordinator at your child's school. If you need further assistance, you may send an email to email@example.com.Thank you for your interest in volunteering in HISD schools.
VIPS Program Administrator
Thank You for completing the Volunteer In Public Schools (VIPS) Online Volunteer Orientation. Please answer the following questions on the VIPS Disclaimer below and provide your signature. By providing your signature, you are agreeing to abide by the rules and regulations of the Houston Independent School District Volunteer In Public Schools program.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering in HISD schools. Your commitment to lend a helping hand will support the district’s primary goal to increase student achievement. Please make sure you have completed the VIPS Volunteer Orientation Training (click HERE)
.The background check will take 3-5 business days to process. Please follow up with the VIPS Coordinator at your child’s school for a status update regarding your background check.Once your BGC is processed, if approved, you will receive an email.If you do not receive an email within 3-5 business days regarding your background check, please follow up with your schools VIPS Coordinator for a status update.
HISD Volunteer In Public Schools Department