Volunteer Opportunities for Eye Care Professionals


Pop-Up Mobile Vision Clinic for Children

Volunteer your expertise and time outside your office by providing critical eye care in a mobile clinic setting for children who may not otherwise have access to eye care. Getting the help they need can be life-changing for these children. Not only will it improve their vision and therefore quality of life, but early access to eye care also improves learning outcomes and employment opportunities later in life.

Our program provides the necessary evaluation equipment and oversees the necessary administrative tasks to connect you with a school or nonprofit in your community serving children in need. Your help (whether it is once a month, once a quarter, or once a year), goes a long way for your local community. During a four- to six-hour Pop-Up Mobile Vision Clinic, we are able to provide eye exams and eyeglasses to 25 children who would not have access these services elsewhere.

In Greater Washington, there are at least 4,000 children living in poverty who are in need of eye exams. With your help, we can equip these children to succeed within and beyond the classroom, setting them up for a lifetime of educational and personal success.

Opportunities available for:

  • Ophthalmologists and Optometrists (including medical residents and retirees)
  • Opticians
  • Ophthalmic technicians
  • Medical students

For insurance purposes, our volunteer eye doctors must have liability insurance and must maintain an active license in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia. Opticians volunteering in Virginia must maintain an active license.

At this time, all new volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to volunteering.


Please complete the Medical Volunteer Application Form as instructed by a Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington staff member.


Medical doctors and doctors of optometry: Please select where you maintain an active license.


For more information, please complete the Medical Volunteer Interest Form below.


Speakers Bureau

Throughout the year, eye health professionals volunteer to bring useful eye health information and answers directly to our community through the Speakers Bureau. Help us reach underserved populations at risk by providing education on important eye health topics. Volunteering helps demonstrate your commitment and leadership within the community, and builds credibility among current and potential patients.

Opportunities available for:

  • Ophthalmologists (including general ophthalmologists and subspecialists in glaucoma, retina and other areas.)

For more information, please complete the Medical Volunteer Interest Form below.

Medical Volunteer Interest Form


For more information, contact:
Tonya Neal
Volunteer Coordinator
(202) 234-1010 ext. 225


Tonya Neal