Vision IN-School Is Truly One-Of-A-Kind

Volunteer Duration:
Start Date:
Thu, 02/08/24
End Date:
Thu, 06/06/24
A variety of elementary schools with LAUSD, SMMUSD and CCUSD
Time Details:
Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday 8:30 to noon or noon to 2 p.m.
Opportunity Description:
As a science enrichment program designed for 5th - 6th-grade students, Vision IN-School is truly one-of-a-kind. The program's curriculum was initially developed by the National Eye Institute (NEI) and has received consistently positive reviews from students, teachers, and volunteers year after year.

Through the Center for Community Outreach and Policy, a volunteer arm of UCLA Stein Eye Institute, students are treated to lively 60 to 70-minute presentations that cover a range of topics, including the anatomy and mechanics of the eye, common vision problems, eye health and safety, and injury prevention. The program is highly interactive, featuring a bovine cow eye dissection demonstration that helps bring the subject to life.

We hope this program empowers children by giving them the knowledge they need to protect their eyesight. After all, eye injury is the leading cause of blindness in children in the United States. To ensure that our volunteers are expertly trained and have a positive impact on the children, we take active measures to provide them with the support they need. Volunteers can choose to participate in the presentation or dissection demonstrator. Volunteers are responsible for their transportation to and from the schools. Carpooling is available from the Institute upon request.

To participate in the Center for Community Outreach and Policy programs as a volunteer, every applicant must complete the UCLA Health Sciences Volunteer Services application. The deadline to complete the entire process is January 5, 2024.

We look forward to seeing you in the classrooms!
Education Health Mentoring Tutoring 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 CA