VIPS - Volunteers in Public Schools
  • Thank you for your interest in volunteering in the Kent School District. Volunteers provide support and enrich the lives of students and staff at the Kent School District and their contributions are greatly valued. VIPS is for parents, families, and community members who want to assist schools with learning, activities, competitions, or events. However, it is not for the fulfillment of court-required community service or other obligations imposed for violations of the law.

    Volunteers can select one or many schools to support and will be required to update their application and reauthorize a background check before beginning volunteer service each school year.

    Volunteers are required to complete an online application, including a background check, before beginning volunteer service. The online application is mobile friendly and can be completed on a smart phone. If there is an issue uploading a photo to the online application, it may need to be resized smaller in order to be uploaded. If you have issues uploading your photo ID, please check the FAQ page to learn how to resize a photo or email or call your school's office

    To begin the application process, each applicant will need:

    • A valid email address. If you do not currently have an email address you may obtain one by searching the internet for a free email address such as,, or
    • A valid state driver’s license, Washington State photo identification, or U.S. passport. Scan the ID or take a photo and save it to your electronic device before beginning the online application. The photo must be 3MB or smaller.

    A notification email of your volunteer status (approved, under review, or disapproved) will be sent to you within 24 hours of completing your online application.

    Please check your spam or junk folders in your email if you do not see a notificaiton email. If you have questions, please call your school's office.

    Field trip drivers only need to provide a current Proof of Insurance document for those applying to be a driver on a field trip.

    • Scan the Proof of Insurance document or take a photo (3MB or smaller) and save it to your electronic device before beginning the online application.


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    For questions or issues, email or call school office where you wish to volunteer.