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 and complete the entire Online Application in Raptor Volunteer
Management System and submit your application.
- English Application - http://houstonisd.org/vipslogin
- Spanish Application - http://houstonisd.org/voluntarios
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: Once you are APPROVED, you are eligible to volunteer in any HISD school(s) for
the current school year. Our students benefit when we all volunteer!
HOW CAN I REQUEST AN APPEAL?
Any parent, grandparent, or guardian who is a registered volunteer and whose criminal history
background check reveals a violation of HISD policy may appeal the criminal history restrictions
precluding their service as a volunteer through a process of review by the Human Resources
Department. The VIPS Appeal Form can be accessed at HoustonISD.org/Page/140835.
How CAN I REQUEST AN APPEAL?
What types of photo identification are accepted?
- Texas Driver’s License • Driver’s License (any state in the U.S.)
- Official Passport • Texas Identification Card
- Official U. S. Military ID • Driver’s License (any state in the U.S.)
- Matricula Consular • Identification Card (any state in the U.S.)
- Resident Alien Card
VIPS (Volunteers in Schools)
We love having volunteers in our school! We have listed some of the opportunities available on our website. If you have ideas about other things you would like to do around our school, please give us a call. For more information on how to become a volunteer, please see this link.