Volunteer Opportunities

13559004_1333218353360101_8753350191973071703_oHawaiian Eye Foundation relies on volunteer ophthalmic surgeons, nurses, and techs for its eye care expeditions and training programs. We need volunteers to serve in the South Pacific, Viet Nam, and elsewhere in the Pacific Basin.

Volunteers generously donate the costs of their own travel and accommodations expenses. Family members and friends are always welcome to accompany ophthalmic volunteers. Non-medical spouses and children have been helpful in a variety of roles. We’ll train you!

This is a life changing experience!

Here’s what one of our student volunteers who traveled to the Bahamas had to say:

“To be completely honest I had no expectations or real knowledge of what was going to happen when I joined you on this humanitarian medical mission trip. However, my experience with you exceeded anything I could have dreamed of regarding this opportunity. After I got home and whenever I went to explain this amazing trip to someone the first thing that came out of my mouth was how surprisingly incredible it was. I couldn’t wait to share what I had seen and felt while I was on the trip with everyone who meant something to me. I would say to this date it was one of the top 10 most impactful moments of my entire life.”

Expedition Volunteers

Surgeons, nurses, techs and other medical volunteers
We regularly recruit volunteer ophthalmic surgeons to perform cataract / lens implant and other surgeries, and to train local eye care practitioners as a part of expeditions to Pacific Basin countries. We are also in need of ophthalmic nurses, techs, and other medical volunteers to teach and assist.

Training Program
We need ophthalmic surgeons to lecture on ophthalmic topics and demonstrate eye surgical techniques at our Imperial City Eye Meetings (ICEM) and Vietnamese American Ophthalmology Symposium (VAOS) in Viet Nam.

How to Volunteer
If you would like to serve as a volunteer, please join Hawaiian Eye Foundation as an Affiliate member. Affiliate members are among the first to learn about and be considered for volunteer opportunities.

MD Affiliates are asked to make a tax deductible membership contribution of $100 every other year, which helps defray the costs of administering our volunteer program. Membership contributions are waived for non-MD’s, and for MD’s residing in developing countries.

Please complete and submit the HEF Affiliate Application Form and return by EMAIL, FAX, or MAIL.

Download Application Form (MS Word, designed to be completed in Word)

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Your Affiliate membership contribution may be made by check payable to Hawaiian Eye Foundation, and mailed to 95-717 Kipapa Dr. #23, Mililani, Hawaii 96789.

You may also make a membership contribution by credit card or PayPal » Monetary Donations Page