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Volunteers in Public Schools at HISD (VIPS)

All volunteers must register online every year and pass a criminal history background check before they can participate as a volunteer.

Please follow the steps below to become registered online:

Step 1: Go to to register.

Step 2: Follow the online instructions for registration. All information is now entered online and you no longer have to bring your ID to the front desk to finish your registration.

Step 3: The criminal history background check can take 2-3 weeks to complete. Make sure you register early. You will not be allowed to volunteer on campus or on field trips without this approval.

Step 4: Once you are cleared to volunteer, you are eligible to volunteer throughout HISD on campus and on field trips.

What types of identification are accepted?

Texas Driver’s License
Texas Identification Card
Driver’s License issued by another state in the US
Identification Card issued by any other state in the US
Official Passport
Official US Military ID
Matricula Consular
Resident Alien Card

Your contribution is an investment in your child’s education.  Please consider volunteering.


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