This is your opportunity to support a prestigious international organization!
VOSH/International is seeking new volunteers for our Committees. With 85 global chapters confronting the global eye care challenge, VOSH is one of the largest optometry and lay volunteer humanitarian nonprofits in the world. VOSH seeks to facilitate the provision and sustainability of vision care worldwide for people who can neither afford nor obtain such care.
Candidates don’t have to be optometrists. Anyone who supports the mission of VOSH is welcomed to apply. Candidates need to have a strong commitment to the provision of vision care and able to dedicate at least a few hours a week to the position. We are looking for candidates with experience in the following areas for our committees:
  • Assistant Treasurer
  • Media and Communications – including social media and PR
  • Exhibits and marketing skills
  • Assistant to the Technology Transfer Program
  • Assistant to the Chapter Relations Committee
All positions are not remunerated. To apply please complete the following form:
To learn more about VOSH, please visit our website at
For more information, please contact Executive Director Maria Arce Moreira

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Updated COVID-19 and VOSH Humanitarian Clinics Advice

Due to an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 infections, a new variant that is more contagious, and these being early days in the vaccination distribution, VOSH/International DOES NOT recommend that chapters participate in domestic or international eye and vision clinics at this time.

We reiterate that at a time when the coronavirus continues to spread quickly in many parts of the world and vaccinations are not yet available to local populations, the risk of close contact with patients in a crowded outpatient environment remains high.

If a VOSH Chapter or VOSH volunteer chooses to hold a clinic against our best guidance, this is done at your own risk, by your own decision and should be in line with current local/national government rules.  VOSH/International would like to reiterate that safety for VOSH volunteers and our patients is of utmost importance and central to any decision-making process.

We have published our updated clinic guidelines with best practices to be observed in this new context.  You can download VOSH/International clinic guidelines here

Also please keep checking the following sites with official and most recent updates:

World Health Organisation:


US Government Travel Advise:

Thank you for your patience in these unprecedented times, hard work and dedication to improving vision and eye health throughout the world.

John Daniel Twelker, OD, PhD, FAAO, FVI

President, VOSH/International

January 2021