Jersey Cares is an organization that provides volunteer opportunities. To Volunteer: www.jerseycares.org
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” — Muhammad Ali
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” — Mahatma Gandhi
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” – Oscar Wilde
New Eyes for the Needy EyeVolunteer Program for High School Students
3-week summer EyeVolunteer Program for High School Students
Wednesday, and Thursday mornings. Students will learn about a non-profit organization while performing community service. Tasks will include: learning to identify and sort donated glasses by type of prescription, reading prescriptions using a lensometer, packing glasses for shipment overseas, and performing miscellaneous projects such as administration, facility maintenance, and gardening. Students should be age 14+. Twenty students will be accepted and a $20 fee is requested to cover the cost of a t-shirt and snacks/water. To apply, students should send an email to Sally Golding, Volunteer Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org, explaining why they are interested in the summer program at New Eyes.
New Eyes provides vouchers for new prescription glasses to the needy in the U.S. and redistributes collected eyeglasses to the poor in developing countries through aid organizations and small medical missions.
New Eyes is located at 549 Millburn Ave., Short Hills.