Volunteer at G I S D

Volunteering at Jackson

From GISD: We encourage parents, guardians, and patrons of our district to become an active part of the success in our schools by sharing your time and talent as a volunteer. For the safety of all students, the Garland Independent School District requires all potential volunteers who will work at any campus receive a background check by the Department of Public Safety (DPS).

Learn about the Volunteer Application Process and how to apply online.

ONLINE Application Form English - Spanish

Remember! Viking Volunteers "Become an active part of their child's academic success"!


Parent Involvement Policy

From GISD: We welcome and encourage parent involvement in school and district activities...When parents are involved in education, children do better in school and schools improve. Our parent involvement policy explains how our district supports the important role that parents play in the education of their children.

Parent Involvement Policy 2018 -19


WATCH D.O.G.S. National Program is at Jackson

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The 2 primary goals of the WATCH D.O.G.S. program is (1) provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important and (2) to provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying. The kids benefit the most from this program.

The program has been embraced by the Jackson administration, teaching staff, and students. I encourage you to “Encourage” your husband, grandfather, uncle, or other father-figures to sign up and make a positive impact on our kids. Please contact me to schedule your WATCH D.O.G.S. day as some days are blocked for testing.

For your convenience we offer an outline of the program in English and Spanish, called "All About WATCH D.O.G.S.” A completed registration form is required before a father or father-figure can volunteer. All three documents are also available in the Jackson office.

Thank you for considering this program. Your time on campus with the students means so much. We appreciate your support of the program. My contact information is below.

Thank you,
Patrick Abell
WATCH D.O.G.S. Campus Coordinator