• 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 at www.houstonisd.org/vipslogin.
    Step 2:Once you have registered, you must go in person to the school of interest and show proof of identification.
    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.

    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

    Our students benefit when we all volunteer!

    "A volunteer is a person who can see what others cannot see; who can feel what most do not feel. Often, such gifted persons do not think of themselves as volunteers, but as citizens - citizens in the fullest sense: partners in civilization." 
    -- President George Bush
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