Eyecare Service

About Crisis at Christmas

We mobilise a unique volunteer effort each Christmas to bring warmth, companionship and vital services to people at one of the hardest times of the year, and offer a starting point out of homelessness. This is only made possible through the collective effort and generosity of thousands of volunteers, individuals, community organisations and companies who donate money, time, skills, goods and services. 

About the role

A new prescription or glasses can be significant moment for our guests. Our Eyecare Service works in association with Vision Care for Homeless People to provide eye examinations to the same standard as high street opticians. We provide prescription spectacles that are ready for collection in early January.


Skills and experience we are looking for

We are looking for qualified:

  • Optometrists
  • Dispensing Opticians
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Optical Assistants
  • Student Opticians

All volunteers must provide their GOC numbers (or GMC for Ophthalmologists)

Additional info

This role is based in our services hub where you will be briefed and assigned a team. Transport will be provided to and from other centres to run clinics on each shift.

You will have the opportunity to attend the Eyecare Service briefing before Christmas where you can find out more and meet other Eyecare service volutneers.

Minimum of 2 shifts required.

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