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Volunteer in 2019-2020

We appreciate the thousands of volunteers who serve our students, families, and staff. Volunteers make a difference in the lives of students every day, and a robust volunteer program is important in successfully preparing all students for their futures.

After August 15, 2019 Please apply or renew your application for the 2019-20 school year.

 

New Volunteers

Please complete an online Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) application, including a background check, before beginning volunteer service.

What you need to complete the volunteer application

  • 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 hotmail.com, gmail.com, or yahoo.com.
  • A valid U.S. driver’s license, Washington State driver's license or photo identification, or U.S. passport.
  • A current Proof of Insurance document for those applying to be field trip drivers.

Look for a status email (approved or requires manual review) within 24-hours. Check your spam or junk email inbox. If you do not receive an email, contact your school office.

Apply online now.

Returning Volunteers

If you have completed a Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) application for previous school years, you must log in and update your existing profile before beginning volunteer service for this school year.

What you need to do to renew your volunteer status for 2019-2020

  1. Log in to your existing account.
    • If you forgot your user ID, please contact your school office.
    • If you forgot your password, please click Forgot Password? to reset it.
  2. Agree to the volunteer expectations and complete the disclosure questions.
  3. Agree to a new background check.
  4. Update your contact information if necessary.
  5. Save profile. You should then see your profile screen. 

Look for a status email (approved or requires manual review) within 24-hours. Check your spam or junk email inbox. If you do not receive an email, contact your school office.

Update your existing VIPS profile now.

Questions

Please review frequently asked questions before contacting the school where you wish to volunteer with questions or issues.