Volunteer in Our Schools

Volunteer Program Overview

The Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) program began in 1972. Yearly there are approximately 40,000 volunteers in our schools. Last year the hours donated represented approximately $25 million dollars’ worth of services to our schools by the community. What cannot be measured however is the intrinsic value of the services volunteers bring to the students. The encouragement, patience, and the boost in self-esteem are immeasurable and critically important to students.

This community support means that thousands of students have received the individual attention so vitally needed to help them find success. Hundreds of teachers have been offered that “extra pair of hands” that is so gratefully appreciated.

Any person interested in becoming a school volunteer may do so by contacting the volunteer coordinator at the desired school or by calling the School Volunteer Program Office at (561) 738-2780. There is a volunteer coordinator at each school center who will be happy to meet with the volunteer. Volunteers will be asked to complete a volunteer application listing their skills, interests, preferred location, grade level and type of volunteer service desired. The volunteer coordinator will provide volunteer orientation and any training necessary for the volunteer assignment. The volunteer has the opportunity to select the day and time that they are available to volunteer and the school will try to work with that schedule.


Stacey Oak, District Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteers in our Public Schools (VIPS)
Communications & Engagement
505 S. Congress Avenue
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Office: (561) 738-2780
Fax: (561) 434-8651
vips@palmbeachschools.org

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