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Friends for Sight

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Friends for Sight has opportunities for volunteers throughout the Wasatch Front to help with free vision screenings for the public. These vision screenings take place at different venues including health fairs, senior centers, preschools, elementary schools and corporate offices along the Wasatch Front. Our volunteers test visual acuity and screen for glaucoma.

We need volunteers who are friendly, upbeat, and enjoy working with children and adults. You can help as often or as infrequently as you like, though we do encourage a goal of 10 hours for every 6 months (to keep your screening skills fresh and ready to go!)

A 90 minute training is required to learn about screening equipment and processes. Most screenings are on weekday mornings, but there are occasional evening and weekend screening opportunities as well.

Contact Haley (program@friendsforsight.org) to become part of our sight-saving team! For more information about our non-profit organization visit www.FriendsforSight.org.

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About Friends for Sight

Location:

661 South 200 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, US

Mission Statement

Friends for Sight works passionately each day to save sight and change lives. We do this by providing free vision screenings, working to ensure that people of all ages and backgrounds have access to quality eye care, and disseminating information about eye safety, threats to vision, and available community resources. When you check the box on your drivers license or license plate tag applications, you can make a $2 donation to FFS.

Description

Established in 1955 to provide vision screening for children for Amblyopia, lazy-eye blindness, as Friends For Sight we have a single mission: to preserve sight. Since 1955, over 580,000 children - that's over one million eyes - have been screened. In addition over 420,000 adults have been screened for Glaucoma, called the sneak thief of sight. Since we established the high school driver training vision screening program in March 2001, approximately 188,000 students have been screened in schools throughout the state.

Volunteers are the backbone of the agency, accounting for almost 70% of the service hours provided. Each volunteer is trained in the screening processes of screening with charts, glaucoma and visual acuity machines. Our eyes impact our quality of life from birth to death, and like all our vital signs, our eyes work 24/7. Please join us in the awesome task of saving sight. Helen Keller said, "Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much."

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

6715 South 1300 EastSuite 250Salt Lake City, UT 84121

(40.62925,-111.85402)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Child Care
  • Adult Education
  • Healthcare
  • General Education

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 20 hours in one year

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