Volunteer Opportunities


Seattle/King County Clinic 

Thank you to the WAEPS members and their practice employees who contributed hundreds of hours to make the 2017 SKCC Vision Clinic a huge success!  We had 13 WAEPS MDs contribute over 200 hours and the ophthalmology residents from the UW and Madigan Army Medical Center contributed an additional 100 hours! Techs who volunteered put in many hours, as well.  

Julia Colson, the SKCC Director, wrote to thank WAEPS for its support of the clinic:

"Thanks to the support of WAEPS and others we were able to serve 1385 patients in the vision area.  As mentioned above, more than 1200 eyeglasses were prescribed (not counting readers).  Also, in collaboration with Project Access Northwest, Kaiser Permanente of Washington and UW Eye Institute, 117 patients with conditions such as glaucoma and cataracts were assisted in accessing specialty care for their condition."

The dates have changed for the 2018 clinic due to planned renovations at Key Arena. 

The new dates are:  Sept. 20-23, 2018. 

Needed professionals:

  • Doctors for Medical Evaluation 
  • Doctors for Refraction 
  • Ophthalmic & Optometric Support including Pre-Testing
  • Opticians 

    To volunteer and for more information, click here. 

Special Olympics USA Games
July 1-6, 2018

The next Special Olympics USA Games will take place in Seattle in July 2018. From July 1-6, 2018 more than 4,000 athletes and coaches from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will descend upon Seattle and the surrounding region.

14 sports will be offered including swimming, flag football and soccer. 10,000 volunteers will be recruited to support the Games. 10,000 family members and friends and 70,000 spectators are expected to attend.

WAEPS members are invited to volunteer as part of the vision care are.  They need four ophthalmologists per day (6-7 hour shifts) on the weekend and shorter shifts during the week.  WAEPS members Dr. Jason Dettori and Dr. Michelle Carle, are coordinating the vision care area.  WAEPS members and their staffs can volunteer through the Special Olympics website.