How can I become a VIPS? 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 here. 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