• 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.

    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.


    Read about ViPS Board President Rita Qualls

    Read about Jane Mendel recipient Karen Ryall

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