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2215 Park AvenueMinneapolis, MN 55404
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 frames 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 that enjoy working with children and making a profound impact on the lives of others. Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile volunteers help to 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 once they have been made.

  • Communicate one-on-one with children in a friendly, calm manner to put them at ease and explain what they will be doing and how to take care of their glasses.


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

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 Shifts Per Month Min.

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