Children Vision Screeners will conduct vision screenings at schools, health fairs, and community settings, as scheduled by Prevent Blindness Texas program staff. Upon completing the Children's Screening Basics Course, participants will be able to manage or assist in an overall screening, set up the screening area, observe signs of potential vision problems and determine the pass/referral criteria for testing.
Adult Vision Screeners will conduct vision screenings in community settings, as scheduled by Prevent Blindness Texas program staff. Adult Vision Screeners must complete the Prevent Blindness Texas training course that stresses the importance of regular eye exams, evaluating the results of screenings and conducting follow-up processes. Training participants will learn about risks for certain eye diseases, distance vision acuity tests, near vision acuity tests, visual field tests, exit interviews to interpret results for the person who is screened, and appropriate screening reports. Course participants become certified when they complete the Screener Basics Course and successfully demonstrate their knowledge of skills at an observed screening.
Health Fair Representatives will function as an advocate representing Prevent Blindness Texas by facilitating information booths/tables. Written literature on eye health and safety, programs, events and brochures outlining services from our organization are distributed at health fairs. Volunteers will be responsible for facilitating the booth set up, monitoring the volunteers, and breakdown of the exhibit. Volunteers will be responsible for returning all materials back to the office.
Eye Health & Safety Speakers give professional eye health & safety presentations on behalf of Prevent Blindness Texas to various community groups. Prevent Blindness Texas will train volunteers on the core programs and specialty topics. Training to become a presenter is required.
Special Events volunteers help make the special events for Prevent Blindness Texas occur throughout the year. Volunteers are always needed for special events such as the Eye Ball, Light the Night for Sight, Person of Vision Dinner and other special events.
Office Support volunteers will assist with day-to-day projects that may include database entry, research, filing, stuffing envelopes, mail outs, answering phones, special projects, and administration support.
Learn more about non-profit management with a hands-on internship with Prevent Blindness Texas. This position is unpaid, but offers a valuable learning experience for any college student looking to work in a non-profit sector when he/she graduates.
There are many other volunteer opportunities with Prevent Blindness Texas. If you have a specific skill, we will work to accommodate your skill set with a specific volunteer position within the organization.
Interested? All interested candidates should complete and submit the required Volunteer Application and Forms. To begin the process of applying to become a Prevent Blindness Texas volunteer, click here.
For further questions, please contact us at 713-526-2559, Ext. 106. We look forward to meeting you!