Eye Heroes is the UK’s first child-led campaign to fight avoidable blindness. Children are trained through volunteer-led interactive workshops in schools to become eye health champions, and inform adults in their communities about eye health and the benefits of regular eye tests.
The one hour workshops are run for free by local volunteers, marrying the science of eye health with the pressing need to raise awareness in children aged 8-12, using fun and memorable ways such as games and videos. We are looking for Local Leads and volunteers in the UK who would recruit volunteers and run workshops in local schools. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org (www.eyeheroes.org.uk)
Volunteers conduct fun and engaging one-hour workshops to train children on eye care and eye health and help them be change agents as Eye Heroes for eye health with adults in their social circles.
Volunteers have the option to become a Local Lead for Eye Heroes if there isn’t one in the area. Local Leads are our main point of contact for coordinating and communicating future workshops in a specific region. Volunteers who choose to be Local Leads will contact schools, recruit more volunteers for the workshops, and promote Eye Heroes with the local community and local partners.
Workshop toolkit and resources will be provided by Eye Heroes. Volunteers interact and engage with the children using games, videos, role play and interactive activities. The teachers are expected to be in the classroom to provide supervision. The Lead volunteer coordinates with schools on the logistics planning for workshops.
Your minimum commitment is as little as one-hour and this is an ongoing opportunity, year-round.
Minimum commitment level: Once every three months
Start Date: 22-12-2018