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Volunteers (VIPS)

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Volusia County Schools!

The application to volunteer is an electronic form which can be accessed by using any computer or the Raptor Kiosk at any school.  The link to the application is available under Resources on the righthand side of this webpage and is available in English and Spanish.

Online Application Instructions

1.  Fill out the online application form on any computers or the Raptor Kiosk at
     any school.  Be sure to use your full legal name and birthdate.
2.  Have your government issued ID scanned at a school or district site.  Your
     ID must match the name and birthdate you provided on your volunteer
     application.
3.  Once approved, you will receive an e-mail to the address you provided in
     your application.  Approvals are immediate if there are no alerts from the
     background check.
4.  All volunteer approvals will expire on June 3, 2019, requiring volunteers to
     reapply.  Your ID will not need to be scanned again unless your name has
     legally changed.

NOTE
:  The Raptor system that is used to check in visitors and volunteers has been upgraded.  Any volunteer who was cleared prior to June 3, 2019 will need to have his/her ID re-scanned.  IDs will not transfer as part of this upgrade.  A new application will not be required until July 1, 2020.

Volunteers in Public Schools Information

The Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) program has served the school district since before the formal beginning of the program 40 years ago. VIPS involves all segments of the community and all age groups who help meet the needs of students through the enhancement of education. Volunteers work in every aspect of school operations. They assist in the classroom, school office, health room and special areas; provide one-on-one tutoring and mentoring to at-risk students; and work with PTA/PTSA, School Advisory Councils, Extended Day, academic enhancement programs, and extracurricular organizations.

Starting with 150 volunteers in 1978, VIPS has grown to over 37,000 
volunteers who gave 1,047,960 hours during the 2018-2019 school year. This translates to over $26 million dollars in accordance with Independent Sector's value of volunteer service. VIPS volunteers supplied a daily average of 5,822 service hours over a 180-day school year!

Visit Awards for information on our 2018-2019 Outstanding Volunteers.

For additional information on specific programs that utilize school volunteers visit the following programs:

To become a school volunteer, call your local school and ask to speak with the school's volunteer coordinator or call the district office.

Volunteer Opportunity Listing

School-level volunteer coordinators are encouraged to submit their needs for volunteers and the needs are advertised through the web-listing for "volunteer opportunities" . Currently the listing is small, but please check back again as our listings begin to grow. The purpose of this listing is to help match our Volusia County School volunteers to the needs of specific schools. If you are interested in helping with any of these needs, please contact the volunteer coordinator listed for the school.

Parents and community members - see listing here.

NOTE: This listing is an optional recruitment method for schools and does not reflect the needs for all schools. Volunteer applicants are always welcome to call the volunteer coordinator at any Volusia public school.

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