Volunteer, Casey Community Outreach: p:ear

When
March 7, 2020
9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where
Contact Information

45.5257829, -122.6761632

Volunteer with the Casey Eye Institute (Casey) Community Outreach Team!

Through the generous support of our program donors and with the dedicated service of the Casey Community Outreach Volunteer Team, we will be partnering with p:ear to provide free eye screenings to adults aged 18 years and older to decrease preventable blindness for at-risk community members.

About p:ear

p:ear builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives.

We admire every homeless youth’s intelligence, and capacity for humor and love in the face of great adversity.

On any given day in Portland, there are hundreds of homeless youth on the street. For the individuals affected, homelessness is personally devastating. For our community, the financial and opportunity costs are infinite. Together, as a community, we can work together to create solutions. We can effect lasting, systemic change.

At p:ear, our work starts with the realities of today. It ends when young people find and embrace tomorrow. Our beauty—our core essence—is in everything in between. It’s in the kids, their daily experience, their struggles, and triumphs. It’s in their journey. We believe every homeless youth has a future.

And we believe that together we can change lives.

We know it’s possible. How? Our p:ear youth show us every day. At p:ear, we meet today’s needs. We offer love, build trust, and create hope. And then, through mentorship and experience, we support youth on their journey to tomorrow.

Community members seeking an eye screening

Please contact P:ear directly to learn more about scheduling an appointment. Please note, the community hosting agency may be unable to schedule individuals outside their geographical service area, or those that are not currently receiving services from their agency.

Volunteer Registration

To sign up as a volunteer: please email caseyoutreach@ohsu.edu with the following information:

  • First and Last Name
  • Phone number
  • Date of the event you wish to volunteer for
  • Whether you have any dietary restrictions.

You will receive an email confirmation from the program once your registration is confirmed.

If there is a waitlist you will be notified if there is a cancellation and a spot on the team open ups. 

Thank you!