Opening Eyes - Lions Club - Saint Paul


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Event Description:

Volunteer Role Description (No Medical Background Required)

 

Volunteer training will be provided for all positions--you don't need to have any experience, just a great attitude and willingness to be a part of a day that athletes look forward to all year!

 

Clinician Assistant - Volunteers will assist the clinicians during the Opening Eyes screening with helping conduct the screening, filling out screening paperwork, organizing forms, directing and escorting athletes to the stations, and any other help that is needed.

 

The University of St. Thomas will host the annual Special Olympics Minnesota Summer Games! Roughly 3,500 athletes will be competing in basketball, track and field, and swimming throughout the weekend. Outside of competition, there will be entertainment in Victory Village, health screenings for athletes, Celebration Ceremonies, arts and crafts, bingo, evening activities, and visits from local pro-sports mascots! Summer Games is open to the public and family friendly!


The Lions have played a major part in this competition for many years, and will once again host the Opening Eyes screening. As part of the Healthy Athletes program offerings, Opening Eyes provides a complete eye exam, conducted by eye doctors and eye care professionals. During the Opening Eyes screening, Athletes have the opportunity to receive new eye glasses, sunglasses or sports goggles, free of charge! Opening Eyes is presented by Lions Club International.

 

Opening Eyes in Minnesota was first undertaken by Lions Clubs of 5M5, but we need you to make this screening happen! Opening Eyes volunteers directly impact the health of SOMN Athletes! Volunteers will also have the opportunity to meet and interact with Special Olympics Minnesota Athletes, and also meet Lions from other clubs and other districts. Volunteers will receive a Summer Games Volunteer t-shirt and Volunteers working over six hours will also receive a complimentary lunch.

 

 

Age Eligibility for Event Volunteers

  • 15 years and older can volunteer by themselves.
  • 12-14 year olds must be accompanied by parent, guardian, or chaperone.
  • 11 years and younger are not given volunteer assignments, but are welcomed and encouraged to be cheerleaders as long as they are accompanied by a parent, guardian, or chaperone.  Please do not register for any position.
  • 12-14 year olds in a group situation need a 4 to 1 ratio-meaning one adult (18 years old or older) for every three children.  These groups usually include scout troops, school classes, church groups, etc.

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Volunteers
Needed
Fri, Jun 21, 2019 - 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM   
Lions Club - Clinician Assistant
Reserved
Fri, Jun 21, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 4:45 PM   
Lions Club - Clinician Assistant
Reserved
 
Event Meeting Location: Volunteer check-in is located at Scooters in the Anderson Student Center. Parking and shuttle information will be provided one to two weeks before the event.

Anderson Student Center, 2115 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105

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Event Organizer: Special Olympics Minnesota
volunteers@somn.org
763-270-7186
Event Category:
Healthy Athletes / Lions Club - Opening Eyes
 








Registration for the remaining slots for this event is limited to Volunteers with a valid reservation code for the event. Please enter your reservation code or contact the event organizer listed above for assistance with registration for this event.