Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS)

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  • Are you ready for a new challenge? Do you want to make a difference in a Houston student's life?

    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.

  • Volunteer Recognition and Awards Nomination Form

    VIPS annual volunteer awards are designed to recognize the many valuable contributions made by school volunteers in the Houston Independent School District. Any registered and cleared volunteer who demonstrates a quality of service with emphasis on student achievement and assistance given to students and school staff can be nominated.

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  • Volunteer registration

    Effective July 31, 2019, all VIPS volunteers will need to register online in the Raptor volunteer management system and agree to the annual background check for the 2019-2020 school year.

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  • How can I lend a hand? Register now

    Registering online with VIPS is easy. Just follow these instructions to apply.

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  • Read Houston Read

    Hundreds of first-graders need an adult to read to them, to listen to them read, and reinforce classroom learning.

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  • Real Men Read

    Men in the community are encouraged to read to second, fifth and seventh grade students for one hour, once a month

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Contact Us

  • Strategic Partnerships
    4400 West 18th Street
    Level I, SE
    Houston, Texas 77092-8501
    Telephone: 713-556-8477
    Email: VIPS@HoustonISD.org
    Fax: 713-556-8477

    Monique Johnson-Garner,
    VIPS Program Administrator  
    Email: MJOHNS62@houstonisd.org
    Phone: 713-556-7206