The Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (www.youreyes.org) has ongoing opportunities at our resale shop in Old Town Alexandria. All proceeds go back to the Prevention of Blindness' sight-saving programs. Volunteers are needed to help:
- Sort Donations
- Stock Merchandise
- Create Store Displays
- Work the Cash Register
This is a great opportunity for individuals interested in art, antiques, fashion or retail management. All volunteers are asked to develop a consistent schedule for their work. Volunteers will begin training once they start their service at the store.We have volunteer opportunities for every schedule and interest:
About The Shop:
- One-Day Projects - Our shop is transitioning from winter to summer clothes. We are in need of a volunteer (or a small team of volunteers) to help us make this transition. Time requirement: 6-8 hours
- Ongoing Volunteers: Our shop is only possible due to the generosity of volunteers. We rely on volunteers to give of their time to help keep the shop open, as we only have two paid staff members. We ask volunteers to commit to at least one 4-hour shift per week (we are open 7 days). We are flexible with times!
The Look Again Resale Shop has been supporting the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington's (POB) sight-saving programs since 1992 with the sale of antiques, furniture, collectibles, clothing, books and more. The store depends on the generosity of area residents for donations of gently used items, which are available for purchase at fantastic prices. All store proceeds go toward making POB's vision programs in the community a reality. About POB:
Founded in 1936, the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington(r) (POB) is the largest local prevention of blindness agency in the United States, dedicated to the improvement and preservation of sight by providing services, education, advocacy and innovation. POB screens more than 8,000 children annually for vision loss and strabismus, and thousands of adults for glaucoma. The organization provides thousands of low-income and homeless community members with eyeglasses each year, and helps those with low vision retain their independence through personalized rehabilitation programs at its Low Vision Learning Centers in Washington, DC and Alexandria, VA. POB sponsors the Aging Eye Network, Macular Degeneration Network, and Stargardt’s Network, which provide free public programs and support groups.