Eye Care Ambassador (Spanish-speaking Needed)
Volunteers represent half Helen during community events, help prospective patients and parents learn about half Helen’s mobile eye clinic, and assist in scheduling appointments. We could especially use the help of bilingual-Spanish volunteers. Eye Care Ambassadors attend mostly evening and weekend events with a few morning opportunities. Ambassadors will play a key role in back to school events for our 69 school partners. All Eye Care Ambassadors must attend a one-hour training. After the training, they are provided with opportunities via email.
Spanish-speaking Office Volunteer (11-1pm, half Helen Main Office)
Office volunteers help to answer the phone, dispense glasses to adult patients, and schedule appointments. Must be able to speak Spanish fluently.
Assistant Vision and Hearing Screeners (September – December, Various Locations)
Volunteers travel to schools to assist half Helen certified screeners in completing vision and hearing screenings for elementary and middle school children. Volunteers must have a valid photo ID. Great for 1-2 people per shift. Shifts available M-F 8am-2pm.
Prepare Glasses (October – April, half Helen Main Office)
Volunteers help track which glasses are ready to dispense and ensure each pair of glasses has a case, cleaning cloth, child’s prescription and usage instructions. Great for individuals and groups of 5-6 volunteers. Shifts available M-F between 9am and 4pm.
Glasses Day for Children (October – April by appointment)
Volunteers interact directly with children to dispense glasses to children at their school during the school day. Volunteers check-in children, learn to assess the fit of glasses and make adjustments and provide instructions for wearing and caring for their new glasses. Great for individuals and groups of 5-6 volunteers. Glasses Day takes about 2 hours, generally occurring M-F between 8:30am and 2pm.