VIPS (Volunteers in Schools)
Opportunities for Volunteers
There are many opportunities for parents and community members to volunteer their time and talent. The first place to start is with your child's teacher. They may need volunteers to tutor individual students in reading or math skills, read to the class or serve as a mentor. The Harvard PTA sponsors several activities during the school year that directly benefit all of our students.
Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS)
The policy of the Houston Independent School District is that all volunteers for classroom activities, chaperones for field trips, etc. must be police background checked annually. The process can take 4-6 weeks. You may start the registration process here and the second step will require you to present your current drivers license at the school office.
Each volunteer is responsible for keeping their registration current. Background checks must be completed annually.