Join our Sight Saving Team! For the past 63 years, Friends for Sight has only been able to provide vision screening to 1.3 million people because of our dedicated team of volunteers. If you are looking for a one-day opportunity with colleagues, love spending time with young children or want to give back in a meaningful way to our community, we have a volunteer opportunity for you.
Preschool Vision Screening
If you enjoy spending time with preschool children, join our Preschool Vision Screening Team that provides screening to 10,000 three and four year olds each year. Volunteers are trained and sign up for opportunities according to their availability in their area. Screenings take place weekday mornings and some afternoons in two seasons: the fall and spring. Volunteers screen in groups of 3, with a typical screening taking 2 hours. Many volunteers who help with this program have a consistent schedule and they can volunteer a few times per month in the fall and spring.
Youth & Adult Vision Screening
Each year we help school nurses vision screen 30,000 students K-12 as well as provide vision screening and eye pressure checks to 10,000 adults. If you like interacting with students in a faster paced environment or want to provide services to diverse groups in the community, our Youth and Adult Team is a great place to start.
Volunteers become proficient in a number of different screening methods to provide screenings at school and school registration events. Health fairs and community events allow us to serve the general public which includes adults and families. These health fairs and community events are a great opportunity for volunteers to help educate adults on proper eye health and screenings as appropriate for their age and how to seek out resources. For community events with a Senior presence, we are able to provide reading glasses at no cost. There are some evening and weekend volunteering opportunities. We ask that you commit to 15 hours of volunteering per year after training. Many volunteers who help with this program are college students.
SightFest Outreach Events
SightFest are special days where we partner with local school districts to make sure that children in need receive a full eye exam and prescription glasses. We look for volunteers to chaperone children through the process of pre-exams, exams and picking out glasses if needed. This is a great opportunity to donate a morning of volunteering, no advanced training necessary! For questions or additional information please contact Natalee, our Vision Outreach Director at 801-524-2020 ext. 103 or
To sign up for a SightFest Event CLICK HERE.
We look forward to saving sight and changing lives with you!