The Northwest Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) system is a one-stop-shop for district stakeholders and includes background checks and captures complete volunteer interest profiles up front. Volunteers can submit their volunteer background check forms for the 2014-2015 school year. All parents and other volunteers who plan to work with children in NISD schools must pass a volunteer background check each year. This web-based, interactive, contact center will enable volunteers to update contact details, preferences, and match volunteer opportunities to parents and the community.
This year, NISD will begin to roll out a similar system for community partners which will allow them to update contact details, post offers and match resource requests to schools. These new systems will allow for more detailed reporting into the school district’s Community-Based Accountability System as mandated by House Bill 5.
*Current volunteer dollar value is $23.40 per hour according to Independent Sector, the nation’s largest non-partisan coalition of nonprofit organizations.