Volunteer Application
Houston ISD

Welcome to Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS). Thank you for your interest in volunteering in HISD schools.

Do you want to make a difference in the life of a Houston student? Are you ready for a new challenge that will enrich your life, as well as the lives of others?

Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) recruits thousands of parents and community partners to donate their time, resources, 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.

After registering online and undergoing the annual background check, volunteers can work in any HISD school for the school year. All schools can track volunteer hours donated to the school district by establishing an online VIPS account.

Once your BGC is processed, if approved, you will receive an email.

If you do not receive an email within 2-3 weeks regarding your background check, please follow up with your schools VIPS Coordinator for a status update.

The acceptable forms of ID for the BGC are :

         Texas Driver’s License            

         Driver’s License (issued by any state in the U.S.)

         Texas Identification Card

         Identification Card (issued by any state in the U.S.)

         Official U. S. Military ID                         

         Official Passport                       

         Resident Alien Card

         Matricula Consular Card