Volunteer Opportunities 2021

For more information about volunteer positions, please contact
Meghan at meghan@halfhelen.org or call 737-615-4233 and choose option 5.

Data Management

Glasses Distribution (Adults)

Administrative Work

Glasses Distribution (Children)

Data Manager – Helping Children See Clearly (In-person or Virtual)

One in every four children fail their vision screening and are referred for a comprehensive eye exam. This is the only way to accurately diagnosis vision impairment and the prescription a child needs to treat their blurry vision and eliminate permanent vision loss. In addition to comprehensive eye exams, half Helen will also provide every child who receives a prescription with glasses.

half Helen requires parental consent before performing a comprehensive eye exam. In partnership with schools, we collect consent through a combination of paper and electronic forms. As a volunteer data manager, you will use a series of spreadsheets to determine which students were referred for and have parental consent to receive a comprehensive eye exam.

  • 1-5 hours per week, flexible on when you volunteer

Glasses Pick-up for Adult – Fitting and Notification

Help adults see clearly by dispensing free prescription glasses. Learn to use the frame warmer and help fit prescription glasses for adult patients at the half Helen office on Glasses Pick-up Day. Between patients, log which glasses are ready for pick-up and text and call patients to let them know their glasses are ready. We have an app you can download to your mobile phone so it looks like you are calling and texting from our phone number. Bilingual-Spanish helpful.

  • 1-5 hours per week, Monday – Friday 8am-3pm

Administrative Work (In-person or Virtual)

Log glasses received at the half Helen office, prepare student check-in lists and wearing instructions, make appointment reminder calls/texts, help schedule or reschedule adult eye exam appointments, etc. (Bilingual-Spanish helpful.)

Glasses Day for Children (M-F, 8-2 by appointment)

Help dispense glasses to children at their school during the school day. Volunteers check-in children, learn to use the frame warmer to fit glasses for comfort, and provide instructions for wearing and caring for their new glasses.

Volunteer Opportunities 2021

For more information about volunteer position, please contact Meghan at meghan@halfhelen.org or call 737-615-4233 and choose option 5.

Data Manager – Helping Children See Clearly (In-person or Virtual)

One in every four children fail their vision screening and are referred for a comprehensive eye exam. This is the only way to accurately diagnosis vision impairment and the prescription a child needs to treat their blurry vision and eliminate permanent vision loss. In addition to comprehensive eye exams, half Helen will also provide every child who receives a prescription with glasses.

half Helen requires parental consent before performing a comprehensive eye exam. In partnership with schools, we collect consent through a combination of paper and electronic forms. As a volunteer data manager, you will use a series of spreadsheets to determine which students were referred for and have parental consent to receive a comprehensive eye exam.

  • 1-5 hours per week, flexible on when you volunteer

Glasses Pick-up for Adult – Fitting and Notification

Help adults see clearly by dispensing free prescription glasses. Learn to use the frame warmer and help fit prescription glasses for adult patients at the half Helen office on Glasses Pick-up Day. Between patients, log which glasses are ready for pick-up and text and call patients to let them know their glasses are ready. We have an app you can download to your mobile phone so it looks like you are calling and texting from our phone number. Bilingual-Spanish helpful.

  • 1-5 hours per week, 1-5 hours per week, Monday – Friday 8am-3pm

Administrative Work (In-person or Virtual)

Log glasses received at the half Helen office, prepare student check-in lists and wearing instructions, make appointment reminder calls/texts, help schedule or reschedule adult eye exam appointments, etc. (Bilingual-Spanish helpful.)

Glasses Day for Children (M-F, 8-2 by appointment)

Help dispense glasses to children at their school during the school day. Volunteers check-in children, learn to use the frame warmer to fit glasses for comfort, and provide instructions for wearing and caring for their new glasses.