Special Olympics NC - Healthy Athletes "Opening Eyes" Clinical Director - Charlotte

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Special Olympics North Carolina


Special Olympics in Charlotte, North Carolina is seeking a Healthy Athletes "Opening Eyes" Clinical Director to join the Opening Eyes team. Special Olympics NC needs qualified medical professionals to assist with the organization of Healthy Athletes screening events. Certificate and current licensure as a Certified optometrist or eyecare practitioner is needed to volunteer.

Opening Eyes is changing lives in communities across the globe, providing free eye assessments, prescription eyewear, sunglasses and sports goggles to people with intellectual disabilities. At the end of the 12-step visual exam, a decision is made if new glasses may be helpful. Through the generosity of our corporate sponsors Essilor (lenses) and Safilo (frames), athletes choose from a selection of free eye wear. Athletes who do not need any corrective lenses receive plano sunglasses provided by Safilo.


  • Work with the local Special Olympic program to coordinate a screening event in the Charlotte region.
  • Recruit and train volunteer health professionals.
  • Use Healthy Athletes Software (HAS) to document athletes' health status and needs during screenings.

If you are a medical professional and are interested in this field, please respond with your contact information so we can share more information regarding this essential volunteer opportunity.

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About Special Olympics North Carolina


2200 Gateway Centre Boulevard, Suite 201, Morrisville, NC 27650, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round athletic training and sports competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families and other Special Olympics athletes and the community.


Volunteer-driven, non-profit organization


We'll work with your schedule.


SONCCharlotte, NC 28202



  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Healthcare
  • Group Facilitation
  • Program Management
  • Recruiting




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1.5 days event, 2 to 4 hours weekly planning
  • 4 to 6 months planning, 1 Fall event for 3 years

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