• Volunteers in Public School (VIPS)

    Why MISD Needs Volunteers

    The underlying benefit of having volunteers actively participate in an organized school program whether in the classroom or at a school function, is that these volunteers have a direct impact on the success of the educational system. School Volunteers can be extremely effective and a valuable vehicle for promoting a positive exchange between home, school and community.

    Benefits for the Students:
    - Enriched learning experiences
    - Opportunities for exploration
    - Additional individualized and personalized attention
    - Learning reinforcement
    - Increased motivation and improved self-concept
    - Positive adult role models
    - Increased understanding and utilization of real world applications
    - Hands-on participation of job shadowing/mentoring

    Benefits for the School:
    - Positive public relations and community support of education
    - Additional services without extra cost
    - More classroom resources
    - Realistic information about economics and business world
    - Improved student achievement, attitude and behavior
    - Parent! business community understanding and cooperation
    - Increased staff morale

    Benefits for the Community:
    - Better quality of education
    - A more responsive school system
    - Added pride and confidence in the educational system
    - One to one with future leaders, consumers, employees and citizens
    - Better educated students
    - Set the example of responsible citizenship

    Benefits for Volunteers:
    - One to one with future leaders, consumers and employees
    - Sharing knowledge, talents and resources
    - Knowing that you are needed and wanted
    - Improved relations with school and community
    - Providing active support for quality education
    - Motivation to enter the career field of education

    For more information about Volunteering in your scholar's classroom or within the school, please visit the PTA page on our website. PTA can be found under the parents tab. PTA can also be contacted by emailing PTA 2nd Vice President of Volunteers, Marilyn Russell at pta.shcp_volunteers@yahoo.com or the PTA President at houstonpta@midlandisd.net.