• For information about the Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) Program, visit the Houston ISD website or click here. 
    Click here to become a Volunteer In Public Schools.

    To view instructions, please click here Volunteers in Public Schools 
    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

    Spanish or English version

    Step 2: Once your application is completed you will see Pending Review on the screen. 
    Step 3:

    An email regarding your approved status will be sent to your email address within 2-3 weeks.

    If you do not receive an email, please follow-up with your designated school's VIPS Coordinator. 

    Step 4: The criminal history background check can take 2-3 weeks to complete. 

    Once you are APPROVED to volunteer, you are eligible to volunteer in any HISD school(s) for the current school year.

    Our students benefit when we all volunteer!

    Step 5: Once you are CLEARED to volunteer, you are eligible to volunteer throughout HISD.
     How to Volunteer