Educate Young Elementary School Students on Vision Health and Science

Volunteer Duration:
Start Date:
Wed, 02/22/23
End Date:
Thu, 06/08/23
Local LAUSD, CCUSD and SMMUSD elementary schools.
Time Details:
Tuesday, or Wednesday, or Thursday, 8 to Noon
Opportunity Description:
Vision IN-School orientation is Wednesday, February 8th, and Thursday, February 9th, from 10 AM to Noon. RSVP to Shirley Egbert at

Vision IN-School is a unique science enrichment program for 4th - 6th-grade students. The program curriculum initially developed by the National Eye Institute (NEI) continues to receive positive reviews from students, teachers, and volunteers year after year.

The Center for Community Outreach and Policy, a volunteer arm of UCLA Stein Eye Institute, provides volunteer guest speakers to involve students in a lively 60 to 90-minute session covering:

+ Anatomy of the eye
+ Mechanics of vision
+ Problems that interfere with vision
+ Eye health and safety, including injury prevention

The program provides interactive learning for the young audience, with a bovine cow eye dissection demonstration. We believe this program empowers children by giving them knowledge about how their
eyes work and providing tangible ways to protect their sight. Eye injury is the leading cause of blindness in children in the United States.

We take active measures to ensure all volunteers are expertly trained and to have a positive impact on the students. Volunteers may present the presentation or as a bovine cow-eye dissector. Volunteers are required to meet at the designated elementary school. Carpooling is available from the Stein Eye Institute upon request.
Education Health Mentoring Youth

Contact Information

Contact Person:
Shirley Egbert
Contact Email:
Contact Phone Number:
(310) 206-7128
UCLA Stein Eye Institute - Center For Community Outreach and Policy
Contact Address:
100 Stein Plaza Los Angeles California