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Lead Vision Screener

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ORGANIZATION: Phillips Eye Institute

  • 76 people are interested
Plus Optix

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Early Youth Eyecare (E.Y.E.) We conduct our screenings from Mid- September through February. If you are contacting us between February and August, please note we will contact you in August when we start to prepare for the upcoming school year.

Lead Vision Screeners administer comprehensive vision screening to elementary children in Minneapolis and St. Paul Public Schools and assist the E.Y.E. staff in delivering and managing the overall vision screening process ensuring accurate, efficient and quality vision screening. Volunteers in this role will learn to utilize the high-tech vision screening technology of PlusOptix photo screeners. This role is a good match for people seeking to gain more in-depth experience and knowledge of vision screening and hands-on experience working with children in a healthcare environment. E.Y.E. volunteers help to remove vision issues as a major roadblock to learning - allowing every child the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. A step towards health equity.

Volunteers must attend a training session.

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About Phillips Eye Institute

Location:

2925 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407, US

Mission Statement

Mission : The Phillips Eye Institute’s Early Youth Eyecare (E.Y.E.) Community Initiative strives to remove vision problems as a major roadblock to learning to allow all students to achieve their fullest potential.

Description

Through the Early Youth Eyecare (E.Y.E.) Community Initiative, the Phillips Eye Institute extends its mission beyond its hospital walls. E.Y.E. strives to remove vision problems as a major roadblock to learning by providing regular vision screenings and subsequent treatment services to Minneapolis and St Paul school children in Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th grades. In addition to screening services, E.Y.E. conducts follow-up by working with families to identify and remove barriers to receiving treatment: offering interpreter services, transportation, and vision care for uninsured or underinsured children. E.Y.E. coordinates and funds care at no cost to the school districts or the families we serve. E.Y.E. serves over 25,000 students annually, with over 200 trained volunteers to deliver the service each school year. The success of the E.Y.E. Program has been widely recognized - having received the Minnesota Hospital Association Community Benefit Award for Small Hospitals and the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce Quality of Life Award.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Immigrants & Refugees
Children & Youth, Health & Medicine, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2215 Park AvenueMinneapolis, MN 55404

(44.95971,-93.26382)
 

SKILLS

  • Healthcare
  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Children Medical Services
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 shifts (2-3 hours each) during the school year. Screenings happen M-F during school hours. (Roughly 8-2)
  • Commitment to 4 shifts from September through February.

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