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Volunteer Application Procedure

Attention New and Updating Volunteers

The Volunteer/Partnership Programs Department is replacing the paper Volunteer Application with an online application through the Raptor System. This new process will streamline the volunteer recruitment process; the application is easy to fill and the approval process will only take 1-2 days. 
Transition from the paper application to the online application process will be effective Wednesday, January 6, 2016. This transition means that VIPS will no longer accept any paper applications. 
The application in electronic form can be accessed from the Raptor Kiosk or by using any type of computer on or after January 6, 2016.

Online application instructions: · 1st Step: Visit the Volunteer & Partnership Program Department and/or school or district site of your choice and request that your identification, with photo, be scanned under the Visitor Module – an ID needs to be found in the Raptor Visitor Module before the online application can be submitted and the volunteer approval process can be completed.

English Application URL:

Spanish Application URL:

2nd Step: Visit a Raptor Kiosk at any district site, click on the Application icon, complete the information, and submit the application. Or submit the application via the links above.    VIPS staff will review the application and the volunteer will receive an email when the application has been approved (1-2 day process).· Note: If accessing the application from a computer, proceed to complete the application online and submit it. Remember that the volunteer should have already visited the VIPS Department or school site of choice and scanned an ID. If not, the application will not be processed until the ID can be found on the Visitor Module. Once the volunteer has submitted the required ID, VIPS will then review the information submitted online and will be able to complete the application process. 

2020-2021 VIPS Volunteer Guidelines Updated April 6, 2021