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Volunteers In Education
Welcome to our Volunteer webpage.
We are happy you are considering offering your time and talents to assist Rochester Public Schools students, staff and families.
Rochester Public Schools encourages parents/guardians, grandparents, and community members to share their time, talents and knowledge with our students. Volunteers in our schools enrich the educational programs and strengthen our school relationships with families, businesses, and the community as a whole. The education of our students takes a community effort. 

What is Volunteers in Education?
The Volunteers in Education (ViE) program was created in 1977 and serves to enrich education in the Rochester Public Schools by making the time, talents, and expertise of parents/guardians, community members, and community businesses available to students and staff.

Volunteers have played, and will continue to play, an important and valuable role in education. Our students, teachers, administrators, parents and the Rochester community reap the benefits from the volunteer efforts of people who share their talents and resources.

As a volunteer, you will receive many rewards. You will find yourself filling the needs of students in a role that utilizes your time, talents and interests in immeasurable ways. Voluntary assistance in the education of students of all ages offers ways for you to contribute to your community while, at the same time, experience a deep sense of personal accomplishment.

Lisa Feenstra
Volunteer Coordinator


We are so excited to have volunteers help our students! NEW this year, the VIE application is processed through the District. Click on the link below to bring you to the application form.

Anyone wanting to volunteer, INCLUDING PARENTS, must complete the

Volunteers in Education (ViE) is a program that enriches education in the Rochester Public Schools by making the time, talents, and expertise of parents, community members, and businesses available to students and staff.

There are many volunteer opportunities available at Harriet Bishop, whether it be at the school during school hours or projects that can be done outside of school. If it is an hour a week or an hour a year, your time is greatly appreciated.  The Bishop VolunteerSpot Group Page to the right will bring you directly to VolunteerSpot and you can see all the volunteer opportunities in one location!  


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