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Thu Nov 15, 2018 - Tue Apr 30, 2019


2215 Park AvenueMinneapolis, MN 55404
E.Y.E. child at his eye exam
The Early Youth Eyecare program of the Phillips Eye Institute Foundation provides comprehensive vision care for Minneapolis Public School students grades K-6 who are uninsured or underinsured.


Volunteer Opticians dispense children's glasses prescribed on the Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile in the comfort of the child’s school health office. This role is a good match for currently employed or retired Opticians who enjoy working with children and making a profound impact on the lives of others. Volunteer Opticians help remove vision issues as a major roadblock to learning, allowing every child the opportunity to reach their fullest potential.

Major Responsibilities

  • Pick up the glasses at Phillips Eye Institute for the students.

  • Dispense glasses at the Minneapolis and St Paul Public schools to students.

  • Communicate one-on-one with children in a friendly, calm manner to explain use and care of glasses.


  • Child Welfare
  • Community Outreach
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Healthcare

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 or more times per month during school hours.

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