New Eyes for the Needy will have a summer EyeVolunteer Program for High School Students, June 30-July 30, on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 9:00am-12:00pm. Students will learn about a non-profit organization while performing community service. Tasks will include: learning to identify and sort donated glasses by type of prescription, reading prescriptions using a lensometer, packing glasses for shipment overseas, and performing miscellaneous projects such as administration, facility maintenance, and gardening.
Students should be age 14+ and must be available for all sessions during the month of July. Only 15 students will be accepted and a $20 fee is requested to cover the cost of a t-shirt and snacks/water. To apply, students should send an email to Sally Golding, Volunteer Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org, explaining why they are interested in the summer program at New Eyes.
New Eyes provides vouchers for new prescription glasses to the needy in the U.S. and redistributes collected eyeglasses to the poor in developing countries through aid organizations and small medical missions. New Eyes is located at 549 Millburn Ave., Short Hills.