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Pershing Middle School

A Fine Arts Magnet School

How can I become a VIPS?

All volunteers must register online. All volunteers must pass an annual criminal background check before they can participate as a volunteer. Please follow the steps below to become a VIPS:

Step 1:

Register online at http://www.houstonisd.org/vipslogin.

Step 2:

Once you have registered, you must go in person to the school of interest and show proof of identification.

Step 3:

Identification information will go into our database for processing by the Volunteer Coordinator at each campus.

Step 4:

The criminal history background check can take 2-3 weeks to complete.

Step 5:

Once you are CLEARED to volunteer, you are eligible to volunteer throughout HISD.

What type of identification is accepted?
  • Texas Driver’s License
  • Official Passport
  • Texas Identification Card
  • Official U. S. Military ID
  • Driver’s License (issued by any state in the U.S.)
  • Matricula Consular
  • Identification Card (issued by any state in the U.S.)
  • Resident Alien Card

Our students benefit when we all volunteer!

"A volunteer is a person who can see what others cannot see; who can feel what most do not feel. Often, such gifted persons do not think of themselves as volunteers, but as citizens - citizens in the fullest sense: partners in civilization." -- President George Bush

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