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Volunteer Announcements

  • Please call or email your volunteer Opportunity Leader regarding COVID-19 cancellations and new guidelines.

  • To learn more about or volunteering for a Houston Independent School District campus, supporting programs like Read Houston Read and Real Men Read please be sure to complete your Volunteers In Public Schools (VIPS) application today.  Volunteers serving schools within the Houston Independent School are required to get a District issued background check every year.  Your VIPS application must be completed and approved before signing up for any Houston Indpendent School District school volunteer opportunities.  Click here to complete your VIPS application.  

    Note: You must use the same email address for VIPS and for your background check to be recorded on both platforms.


Volunteers Change Lives


Interested in joining our army of partners and volunteers working to combat Houston’s literacy crisis?     

The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation works diligently to expand the capacity of school districts, libraries and community-based literacy service providers to serve people in need through volunteerism and service.

Today, is Houston’s go-to platform for those wanting to volunteer and become a point of light by working to improve literacy rates. The interactive platform allows volunteers to search volunteer opportunities, form volunteer teams, track and print transcripts of service hours, and much more. 

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