2021-2022 VIPS Volunteer Guidelines
The health and well-being of all staff, students and visitors is a top priority for Volusia County Schools. The district will continue to monitor best practices outlined by the CDC and governmental health agencies.
The school board voted on June 14, 2021 to make face-coverings optional and voluntary at schools and other Volusia County Schools facilities, effective immediately. Volunteers, students and VCS employees who would like to continue wearing appropriate face-coverings can do so.
VCS has strict safety and security practices and requires volunteers to sign in on the visitor management system (Raptor kiosk) or at the front desk. When visiting a school for the first time, a driver’s license or other form of official government identification must be provided.
Every volunteer must have an approved application on file to volunteer.
- Each year, all volunteer applications expire on June 30.
- Volunteers must reapply on or after July 1.
- Approvals for the 2021-22 school year will be valid through June 30, 2022.
- The volunteer application can be completed online.
It is very important that the information you enter on the application matches your government issued identification card including your full legal name. It is important that you provide a valid email address so you can be notified as to the status of your application and for future communication.
The first time you volunteer at a school, please be prepared to have your ID scanned into our system.
Volunteer and Business Partner Opportunities
We invite you to share your expertise, experience or resources with our students. Please see community involvement needs and specific requests from schools by checking out the "Volunteer Opportunities" and "Business Partner Opportunities." Reach out to a school if you think you can be of service!
The Volunteer/Partnership Programs Department assists schools in the recruitment, registration, utilization, and recognition of volunteers and Business Partners in Volusia County Schools. The district office trains school-level coordinators to facilitate community involvement programs at their schools. Programs include: VIPS (Volunteers in Public Schools), Volusia Partners (Business Partners), Youth Partnership Program (student service), Youth Motivator Program (mentors), Super Star Math Program, and Volunteer Speakers Bureau. See the left navigation bar for more information.
Want to become a VIPS Volunteer?
Thank you for volunteering your time to enrich our students’ learning experiences.
The application is electronic and can be accessed by using any device connected to the Internet. The link to the application is available on our website under "Related Links.”
All volunteer applications will expire on June 30 of each year.
- Fill out the online application on any computer. Be sure to use your full legal name and birthdate as it appears on your driver’s license or other government-issued ID.
- Be sure to select the school(s) where you most frequently volunteer. Also, select the Functions you would like to see when you sign in at the kiosk.
- Once approved, you will receive an email to the email address you provided in your application. Approvals are immediate if there are no alerts from the background check.
- The first time you volunteer, have your government issued ID scanned by the school. Your ID must match the name and birthdate you provided on your volunteer application.
- All volunteer approvals will expire on June 30 each year, requiring volunteers to renew. Your ID will not need to be scanned again unless your name has legally changed.
NOTE: Selecting the functions of Overnight Chaperone and Band Adjunct require fingerprinting. Selecting Mentor requires training. Applications will not be approved until these requirements have been met.
Want to become a Business Partner?
To become a Volusia Partner, call your local school and ask to speak with the business partner coordinator or call the district office (see Department Contact below). Please select Business Partners from our menu on the left for a description of the Volusia Partners Program.