Volunteers In Public Schools (VIPS)
For the health and safety of our students and staff, we have temporarily suspended our Volunteer program until further notice.
San Angelo ISD offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities to interested adults through the Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) program. Volunteers truly assist in providing the best possible educational experience for SAISD students. The Communications Department would like to take this opportunity to welcome and encourage parents and other friends of SAISD to become volunteers. VIPS are truly priceless assets to our school district.
Anyone who is interested in volunteering must be at least 21 years of age and must complete our on-line application. Included in the application is a background check, which is required by school board policy and helps assure the safety of our students.
The purpose of Volunteers in Public Schools is to support and enrich the educational experience of children and to involve our community in actively supporting public education.
Who can become a volunteer?
Interested adults, age 21 and over, are eligible to apply.
What are some of the volunteer activities?
Reading to students, assisting in computer labs, chaperoning field trips, making copies, preparing projects and bulletin boards, serving as a guest speaker, helping with small groups in the classroom, and assisting with book fairs, open houses, and teacher luncheons are some of the activities available to volunteers. Activities vary by campus, so please check with your campus for more information.
When can I start?
Once the on-line application has been processed and your background check is clear, you will be notified by email of your status.Upon receiving your approval email, you will be able to begin volunteering at the campus of your choice immediately.
What are the on-campus volunteer procedures?
Volunteers must sign in and out for each visit. Volunteer sign-in is completed electronically through Raptor, the districts visitor management system. Simply stop by the front desk when you get to the school and the office staff will sign you in. Volunteers will also coordinate with office personnel as to their assignments while on campus.
Who do I contact for more information?
If you are interested in volunteering, contact any campus or the SAISD Communications Department at (325) 947-3838, ext. 524.