Thank you for your interest in volunteering at M.L. Phillips! 



    • Must be 18 years of age or older

    • 21 years of age or older, if applying for volunteer driver

    • All volunteers must complete an application and consent to a background check

    • Volunteer must attend an orientation session and additional training, if position requires it


    Forms of Valid Identification for Background Check

    • Current driver's license issued by any of the United States or any of its territories

    • Current Texas photo identification issued by state

    • Current U.S. Military identification

    • Current U.S. Passport

    • Current Student/Work Visa

    • Resident card issued by the federal government of the United States

    • Any photo identification issued by a U.S. Government agency


    Application Process

    Volunteers should complete an online application that contains a background check authorization.  

    The link to the online application is at FWISD Voly


    Background Check 

    • After the application is completed and submitted, it automatically transfers to the database of the Office of Professional Standards for a background check.
    • An email will be sent alerting volunteers whether or not the background check is cleared and, therefore, the volunteer is "approved" or not "approved."
    • If the background check is clear, the system will automatically send an email to the applicant and, at the same time, build a profile in the school database.
    • Volunteers can proceed to call school for current volunteer positions and any other requirements necessary prior to start.



    Volunteers should attend orientation at the school or at the Professional Development Center.

    The District will work with individuals and Volunteer Coordinators to make this requirement easy and manageable.



    School volunteer coordinators conduct placement.

    Approved volunteers will be required to present a current photo identification issued by any U.S. Government agency at the school(s) the first time they volunteer.  The main office will verify information provided in the application.

    Volunteers must sign in and sign out every time they volunteer at the campus.