Welcome to your volunteer experience with HISD schools and programs! We appreciate your interest in supporting our students and thank you for your investment of time and care. As a new or continuing volunteer, you will have the support of a campus VIPS Coordinator and other staff as you carry out your volunteer assignment.
Volunteers support the district’s main goal: to positively impact student achievement. By serving as a mentor, tutor, chaperone, and role model you are supporting HISD students, parents, and the future generations of the Houston community. Your work has special significance for our school communities and can be life-changing for our students.
Thank you for all you are doing to support Houston ISD and our students!
Ways to Volunteer
Literacy By 3
Literacy by 3 is HISD’s approach to literacy is more than just a program or initiative—it’s a movement to turn around and end the literacy crisis in Houston. It starts by building a strong foundation in reading, writing, and speaking during the elementary years—ensuring every child is reading at or above grade level by the end of third grade.
Read Houston Read
As a Read Houston Read volunteer, you can help a 1st grade child develop a love for reading by sharing a book with them. It only takes an hour of your time each week to instill a lifelong love of reading in a student. Connect with your student virtually this year to keep them engaged in reading, even at home. For more information: https://www.houstonisd.org/readhoustonread To register as an HISD volunteer: https://www.houstonisd.org/vipslogin http://houstonisd.org/voluntarios Please Note: If you are planning to volunteer in Read Houston Read, Real Men Read or Reading Roundup, please be sure to choose the program on your application under “Organizations
Real Men Read
Houston Real Men Read is a mentoring program in which gentlemen who are business and community members from across the greater Houston area volunteer one hour of their time once a month to read to students in third grade in HISD schools.
Reading Round Up
Through generous support from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™, we saddled up with Region 4 Education Service Center to kick off a new volunteer-driven reading program, called Reading Roundup.
Help students build a strong foundation in reading, writing, and speaking during the elementary years—ensuring every child is reading at or above grade level by the end of third grade.
Volunteer activities vary from school to school and volunteers can help with a wide variety of activities in many places in the school
Inspire and motivate K-12 students to pursue STEM careers by volunteering.
Volunteer as a positive role model and advocate for students who need guidance and opportunities for educational, social, and professional growth.
To efficiently serve our HISD community, we are asking all volunteers to register no more than two weeks prior to their scheduled volunteer event. The background check process takes 3-5 business days to be processed. You will receive an automated response from email@example.com.
Thanks for your interest in volunteering in HISD schools.