Page Content Welcome! The Volunteer/Partnership Programs Department assists schools in the recruitment, registration, utilization, and recognition of volunteers and Business Partners in Volusia County Schools. The district office trains school-level coordinators to facilitate their community involvement programs at their school site. Programs include: VIPS (Volunteers in Public Schools), Volusia Partners (Business partners), Youth Partnership Program (student service), Youth Motivator Program (mentors), Super Star Math Program, and Volunteer Speakers Bureau. See the left navigation bar for more information.Want to become a VIPS Volunteer?The Volunteer/Partnership Programs Department replaced the paper Volunteer Application with an online application through the Raptor System. The application in electronic form can be accessed from the Raptor Kiosk at any school or by using any type of computer. The link to the new online application is available under Resources (see right side of page). The online application is available in English and Spanish versions. Online Application InstructionsFirst Step: Visit the Volunteer & Partnership Program Department and/or school or district site of your choice and request that your identification, with photo, be scanned under the Visitor Module - an ID needs to be found in the Raptor Visitor Module before the online application can be submitted and the volunteer approval process can be completed.Second Step: Visit a Raptor Kiosk at any school or district site, click on the Application icon, complete the information, and submit the application. VIPS staff will review the application and the volunteer will receive an email when the application has been approved (1-2 day process).NOTE: If accessing the application from a computer, proceed to complete the application online and submit it. Remember that the volunteer should have already visited the VIPS Department or school site of choice and scanned an ID. If not, the application will not be processed until the ID can be found on the Visitor Module. Once the volunteer has submitted the required ID, VIPS will then review the information submitted online and will be able to complete the application process. Please do not fax your ID or any other information to Raptor or the VIPS Office.Want to become a Business Partner?To become a Volusia Partner, call your local school and ask to speak with the business partner coordinator or call the district office (see Departments in the menu bar to the left). Please select Business Partners from our menu on the left for a description of the Volusia Partners Program. You will also find a listing of "partner opportunities" submitted by the school business partner coordinators.Check out our Opportunities! We invite you to share your expertise, experience, or resources with our students. Our school-based volunteer coordinators and business partner coordinators are encouraged to submit their community involvement needs to the district and we advertise these needs on this webpage . The purpose is to help match our community resources to the specific requests of the schools. Check out the “Volunteer Opportunities” and “Business Partner Opportunities” under the Resources tab above and call a school if you think you can be of service!