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
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 :
•Driver’s License (issued by any state in the
•Texas Identification Card
•Identification Card (issued by any state in the