Vision IN-School Science Enrichment Program

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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
Dissection Demonstration


Vision IN-School is a unique science enrichment program designed for 5th - 6th grade students. The JSEI Affiliates curriculum, originally developed by the National Eye Institute (NEI), continues to receive positive reviews from both students and teachers, year after year.

The JSEI Affiliates provide volunteer guest speakers to involve the students in a lively 45 to 60 minute session covering:

  • Anatomy of the eye
  • Mechanics of vision
  • Problems that interfere with vision
  • Eye health and safety, including injury prevention

Presentation will cover illustrating depth perception, optical illusions, and impaired vision and provides interactive learning for the young audience, as does a dissection demonstration using a cow’s eye.

We believe that this program empowers children by giving them knowledge about how their vision work, and providing them tangible ways to protect their eyes. New volunteers will be paired with experienced program volunteers.

Volunteers will have the option of choosing one or both roles:

  1. Presenter or
  2. Dissection demonstrator.
Volunteers must provide their own transportation to and from the schools or we may be able to arrange carpooling from UCLA Stein Eye. No experience is required. Presentations are scheduled around elementary school hours: Monday - Friday mornings and early afternoons.


  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Research
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Storytelling
  • General Education
  • Environmental Science

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 20 hours annually

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