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Volunteers in Public Schools
Little Rock School District
616 N Harrison Street
Little Rock, AR 72205


About ViPS

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 parents, patrons, partners, and citizens the opportunity to significantly impact the education of children.

We will help you to determine the volunteer opportunity that is best for you according to your skills, preferences and availability.

ViPS Board of Directors and sponsoring organizations

Community support is vital to public education. Positive and productive relationships between stakeholders strengthens the overall educational processes and increases the likelihood of student success. The ViPS community advisory board was established in 1972 during the organization's inception. Today, the 28-member board is comprised of members-at-large and representatives from over a dozen sponsoring organization.

Teachers, schools, student groups and partners can apply for a ViPS Board Mini-Grant.

2023-2024 ViPS Board of Directors

Volunteers in Public Schools 2023-2024 Board members: (row 1 L-R) Temeka Williams, Denise Persons, Kaye Rainey, Charlene Kirk, Gay Wyatt, Kathryn Buril, Gerald Canada, Nell Matthews, Tammy Blaylock (staff) (row 2 L-R) Jackie Merrell (staff), Lori Diffey, Ginny Belotti, Keisha Patterson, Mark McGraw, Rita Qualls, Tyrone Harris, Ashley East, Sonya Ridout, Anne Solomon, Angela Alexander, Sandra Hatley. Not pictured: Bettye Baxter, DeShun Coates, Greta Freeman, Teresa Gordon, Devita Harden, Eric Higgins, Eve Jorgensen, WJ Monagle, Kenetta Ridgell, Pam Smith (staff).



Tammy Blaylock

Jackie Merrell