Volunteering is a fantastic opportunity to help in the fight against avoidable sight loss.

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Volunteering is also a great way of developing your clinical and professional skills, as well as life skills such teamwork, problem solving and communication.

Find out from our students what it’s like to volunteer both in the UK and overseas – and how to go about getting a place on a project.

Do something great – volunteering as an optometry student

Cardiff University second year, Alia Hathaf, discusses her experience of volunteering as a student and why you should get involved too.

Volunteering overseas

Have you thought about volunteering overseas? Find out what it might be like in our case study.

Volunteer projects

We’ve found some organisations that run volunteering programmes for optometry students in the UK and overseas. Please let us know if you know of any others and we’ll add them to the list.

And don’t forget that there are some great charities working in the UK: