• ViPS history


    Volunteers in Public Schools (ViPS) was founded in 1972 to provide assistance to teachers and other staff members of the Little Rock School District by promoting school volunteerism. ViPS serves as a link between the District and the community while providing patrons and citizens an opportunity to be significantly involved in the education of children. 

    Meet the ViPS Board of Directors

    During the 2021 - 2022 school year, thousands of volunteers contributed a total of 634,528.75 hours! LRSD celebrates volunteerism! Take a look.


    The extraordinary circumstances caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 have confronted our entire community with various challenges and complex problems.  Needless to say, traditional methods of public education have been tremendously affected and our student population impacted.

    Presently, LRSD schools are open to volunteers.  Please contact the school office to confirm your assignment. 

    There are still many ways to get involved and the ViPS office can help you to connect!

    • Support local meal distribution.
    • Donate school supplies and PPE.
    • Lead a Book Club.
    • Join the school PTA.
    • Help distribute technology and supplies to students and families.
    • Serve as a tutor or mentor through virtual methods.
    • Offer your expertise and time to a teacher as they plan remote learning.
    • Serve as a resource speaker or conduct virtual field trips.
    • Encourage your business or organization to become a Partner in Education.

     Call 447-ViPS to get involved!

    Ready to register with ViPS?  Register today! 

    We will help you to determine the volunteer opportunity that is best for you according to your skills, preferences and availability.   You may also complete a volunteer application to begin the process.

    If you already volunteer, you must register with our data system in order to have access to all online services.

    Reporting your service time will help you to qualify for the President's Volunteer Service Award!

    Tips for reporting hours including virtual volunteering!

    ViPS Staff contact numbers:

    General office:  447-ViPS (447-8477)

    Tammy Blaylock, Coordinator:  447-4455

    Jackie Merrell, Specialist:  447-4454

    The ViPS office is located at 616 N. Harrison, on the second floor of the Fair Park Early Childhood Center.




Contact Us

  • Contact us:

    General office: 

    447-ViPS (447-8477) or 447-4450


    Tammy Blaylock, Coordinator



    Jackie Merrell, Specialist



    The ViPS office is located at:
    616 N. Harrison Street on the second floor of the Fair Park Early Childhood Center


ViPS History