The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
Man and Wife measuring glasses.
This does not require that you be an optical professional. We can train anybody to do this.
We need Louisville, Ky area volunteers to measure glasses. We provide equipment, supplies and training in your home. Glasses measured with be checked and verified by an employee of KOM. If there are any measurement errors, we will explain them to you and work with you to get them corrected.
Kendall Optometry Ministry (KOM) ships nearly 100,000 measured used prescription glasses to teams traveling to countries all over the world. These glasses are provided free to impoverished people in these countries.
The equipment will either be attached to your own PC or we can provide a PC if required. Most people only work 3-4 hours each week measuring about 150-200 pairs.
It is necessary that the volunteer live in the Louisville, Kentucky area.