"I want to give something
"I learn something new every day."
"I want to be active."
These are just some of the reasons many people spend
their retirement years as volunteers for the Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD. After
spending years in the workforce and raising their families, many retirees have
chosen to be a part of Volunteers In Public Schools (VIPS), a program that
brings volunteers together with children in HEB schools. Whether you represent a
church group, civic group, or if you just want to donate some personal time, you
can help us provide a quality education for nearly 20,000 students. You can make
a difference in the lives of children, because they still need you.
Be Part of Their "Safety Net"
National research shows that it is important for our
youth to have at least three non-parent adults whom they can trust. We surveyed
our own HEB youth, and 57 percent said they do not have this type of adult
support system. Without this adult support, young people are more likely to
engage in risk-taking behaviors. With your help, our young people can overcome
adversity, succeed in school, and become community leaders.
How Do I
If you already know you want to
volunteer at a particular school, you can join VIPS right away by following
Contact the school and match
your skills with what the school needs
Fill out a background check form
- this is done to ensure safety of all students
Attend a volunteer orientation
and training session
You will work
with a school VIPS Coordinator and a PTA Volunteer Chair, and they will ensure a
smooth transition into volunteering.
Who made a difference in your life? Can you do the
same for a child in HEB?