Giving your time is one of the most rewarding ways you can support the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington's sight-saving programs. POB has a variety of volunteer opportunities that provide a way for you to utilize your skills and experience while making a difference in the community. POB actively recruits volunteers to help in the administrative office and resale shops, at health fairs by distributing information or performing glaucoma screenings, assisting at major fundraising events, and more.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
Look Again® Resale Shops
POB operates Look Again Resale Shops in Alexandria, Virginia and Kensington, Maryland, which help support POB's mission through the sale of high-quality, gently used, donated merchandise. Volunteers are needed for a variety of opportunities like working in the shop, providing customer service, and other duties. Volunteering at the resale shops is an ongoing weekly or monthly commitment depending on your schedule. Volunteers help with sorting donations, stocking, store displays and check-out. To learn more about volunteering at POB's Look Again Resale Shops, contact us at (703) 683-2558 (Alexandria, Virginia) or (301) 942-4707 (Kensington, Maryland).
Adult Glaucoma/Vision Screening
Volunteers working with the Adult Glaucoma and Vision Screening program will be trained to perform glaucoma and visual acuity screenings, and assist at health fairs. This is a volunteer position with the opportunity to become a paid hourly position. Travel is required to scheduled health fairs each month. You will also be required to attend a volunteer orientation for training. Please call Hal Morrison, director of the Adult Glaucoma and Vision Screening program, at (240) 731-2430 for more information.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
POB seeks volunteers to help in its administrative offices, at health fairs, assisting at fundraising events, and more, on an ongoing basis. We rely on the support community groups and individuals for our event and in-office volunteer needs. To learn more about volunteering for POB events and programs, contact us at (202) 234-1010.