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How can I lend a hand? Register now!



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 here.
Step 2:
Once you have registered, you must go in person to the school of interest and show proof of identification.
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
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. 

Our students benefit when we all volunteer!