Role Location: Nationwide

Reports to: Senior Fundraising Officer

This is a volunteer opportunity which is unpaid. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Vision Aid Overseas is seeking for Volunteer Local Optometry Committee (LOC) CET Facilitators to help us present a pre-prepared CET accredited Peer Review Discussion session with PowerPoint at LOC study days. This is an opportunity to help advocate the work Vision Aid Overseas further to Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians who may or may not have heard about our work.

The Role

Volunteering for Vision Aid Overseas, the Volunteer LOC Facilitators will be responsible for:

  • Presenting a pre-prepared CET accredited Peer Review Discussion session with PowerPoint at LOC study days and facilitating the discussion

  • Liaising with the Professional Volunteer Coordinator and Senior Fundraising Officer at the Vision Aid Overseas’ head office before and after the event

  • Completing delegate lists and gathering attendees evidence of participation to ensure CET points can be recorded in the correct format and timeframe by the office (Please note, documents and guidance will be given in the training webinar)

  • Networking with potential volunteers and members at LOC events with a view to liaising with the office for recruitment

Personal specification

To be considered for this role, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current member of Vision Aid Overseas

  • Be a current GOC Registered Optometrist or Dispensing Optician

  • Have volunteered on a Vision Aid Overseas assignment in the last three years and seen examples of eye conditions such as binocular vision anomalies, AMD, keratoconus, glaucoma and others

  • Be able to use your Vision Aid Overseas volunteer knowledge and experience to be able to support group CET discussion during the event

  • Have a good understanding of the goals of Vision Aid Overseas and the impact of its work within the context of Vision 2020 (Please note, this is covered in the Volunteer Development Programme, but it will also be covered in the training webinar)

  • Have a passion for our work and can advocate Vision Aid Overseas to others


Please note, you do not need experience in presenting or facilitating as a training webinar will be provided to all interested volunteers prior to delivering their first presentation and you will be supported by the Professional Volunteer Coordinator to meet the CET requirements for attendees.

How to Apply

There is no application form for this role however, once you have expressed your interest, you will need to submit a short paragraph letting us know why you are suitable to be a facilitator. To register your interest please email [email protected] with the subject line (Volunteer LOC Facilitator Application) or you can call her directly on 01293 535 016.