If you are an Optometrist or Dispensing Optician your skills could help change lives. Our one-day Volunteer Development Programme is for those who wish to find out more about volunteering on an overseas assignment and for returning volunteers who have not volunteered with us for 4 years or more.
You need to have completed the Volunteer Development programme before you can join the volunteer list. You can be expected to be placed on an assignment team approximately 12 months after completing the course, depending on your skills and/or availability.
Vision Aid Overseas needs experienced volunteers to lead our assignment teams. If you have been on at least one assignment and feel you have the skills and attributes to lead a team, sign up for our two-day Team Leader Development Programme. All Team Leaders and Deputy Team Leaders have to attend this course to take on these roles.