Our community of volunteers gives people a way to share their experiences with donation and transplantation while giving hope to others living with corneal blindness.
Telling your story is a powerful way to inspire others to become registered donors and increase public acceptance of donation. Opportunities include speaking at community events, religious or spiritual gatherings, service clubs, social groups, schools, and your workplace. We also invite individuals to speak at Southern Eye Bank events and employee gatherings so that others can see the real impact of our mission.
Southern Eye Bank hosts a number of community and fundraising events in our service areas throughout the year—from our Strikes for Sight bowling tournament to our Gift of Sight celebration—to help raise critical funds for our charitable services and connect people touched by the gift of sight. Volunteers can assist with planning and coordination, gift-in-kind and sponsorship solicitations, assembling and mailing invitations, promoting with your social media networks, or supporting day-of activities. You can even host your own fundraiser! Find events happening in your area on our Events page.
If you enjoy a quieter volunteer experience, our office support opportunities provide just that. Between events and the thousands of letters we send each year to donor families, recipients, and contributors, we are always in need of additional help to support our outreach efforts. Volunteers can choose to participate regularly or when time allows in their schedule. Examples of office support needed includes folding, stuffing, and labeling letters, assembling packages and information packets, giveaway inventory, typing and data entry, and more.
How to Get Started
Please fill out the form below with your information, and we will contact you. Southern Eye Bank will offer virtual training sessions in which volunteers will tour the eye bank, meet the staff, gain a deeper understanding of the donation process, and learn about the various types of volunteer support needed.
You may also reach our Professional Outreach Director, Joy Fragola, by phone at (504) 891-3937.