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ORGANIZATION: half Helen Foundation

Volunteers call parents of children who have received glasses through our school-based program, to complete a short survey and ensure parents know that we will replace broken or lost glasses for free. We are in need of Spanish-speaking volunteers and also have opportunities for English speakers. This opportunity takes place at our administrative office M-F 9am-4pm. We're happy to work with your schedule.

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About half Helen Foundation


7801 N Lamar Blvd, Unit F34, Austin, TX 78752, US

Mission Statement

To improve school-age children's vision through an innovative delivery of care.


half Helen Founder and Executive Director, Chelsea Elliott, learned that she was blind in her left eye and deaf in her right ear during school-based screenings. After studying Helen Keller in 4th grade, Chelsea declared, "I’m half blind and half deaf, I’m half Helen!" The nickname has come to define her life’s work. Using her college graduation money, Chelsea founded half Helen.

At half Helen, we believe clear eyesight is a basic human right. Since our launch in 2013, we have screened more than 55,000 children for vision impairment. In 2019, recognizing that families weren’t able to access treatment for their child’s vision impairment, we began providing comprehensive eye exams and prescription glasses through clinics that popped up in schools. In 2021, we finished construction of optical Prime, a 32-foot mobile eye clinic, which replaced our pop-up exam clinics and allowed us to take action and serve the entire family, not just children. Today, optical Prime visits schools during the school year and is stationed at local health centers on Fridays and during the summer months to serve uninsured adults.

With a cost effective and scalable solution, we are committed to meeting the needs of Central Texas for years to come.


Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Children & Youth, Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


7801 N Lamar BlvdUnit F34Austin, TX 78752



  • Office Reception
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service




  • Must be at least 16
  • We are willing to work with your schedule.

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