Stephen F. Austin Senior High School

Magnet School for Maritime Studies and Teaching Professions

    • HISD volunteers transform student lives

    Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS)

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    • Are you ready for a new challenge? Do you want to make a difference in a Houston student's life?

      Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) recruits thousands of parents and community partners to donate their time, resources, and knowledge in support of the district’s primary goal to increase student achievement. Volunteers contribute in areas such as mentoring, tutoring, fundraising, career education, enrichment programs, extracurricular and community service activities, and office and classroom assistance.

      After registering online and undergoing the annual background check, volunteers can work in any HISD school for the school year. All schools can track volunteer hours donated to the school district by establishing an online VIPS account.

    Ways You Can Volunteer

    • School Volunteerism

    • Read Houston Read

    • Real Men Read

    • STEM Volunteers

    • Ascending to men

    • Miles Ahead Scholars Mentors

    • R.O.S.E.S Mentors

    The New VIPS Voice Newsletter

    • vips voice The Volunteer In Public Schools (VIPS) program would like to share some exciting news with you.  We have completed the first issue of the NEW “VIPS VOICE" or "SPANISH VIPS LA VOZ ” NEWSLETTER. The VIPS VOICE will provide a means of communicating with volunteers and HISD campuses about VIPS Happenings, Feature VIPS stories, and volunteer spotlights. The VIPS VOICE will be published quarterly:

      1st Quarter: January-March Vips Voice or  VIPS La Voz

      2nd Quarter: April-June

      3rd Quarter: July-September

      4th Quarter: October -December Vips Voice or VIPS La Voz


    Contact Us

    • Community Partnerships
      4400 West 18th Street
      Level I, SE
      Houston, Texas 77092-8501
      Telephone: 713-556-8477
      Fax: 713-556-8477

      Angelica Francis Adams,
      Community Relations Liaison 
      Phone: 713-556-7208 
      Monique Johnson-Garner,
      VIPS Program Administrator  
      Phone: 713-556-7206 
    • VIPS

    Resources for Volunteers

    Resources for Coordinators