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Global Impact Corps: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity

Unite For Sight is the world's leader in socially responsible, effective volunteering abroad. Unite For Sight's Global Impact Corps is an immersive global health experience for students and for professionals.  All volunteers participating in Unite For Sight's international programs are Global Impact Fellows.  

What do students do? They participate daily with local ophthalmic nurses, local optometrists, and local ophthalmologists to eliminate patient barriers to care and to facilitate comprehensive year-round eye care for patients living in extreme poverty.  They assist with patient education, visual acuity screening, patient intake, distributing the glasses and medication prescribed by the local eye doctors, data compilation and analysis, and other necessary support tasks. Through hands-on, structured training, volunteers gain a comprehensive understanding about best practices in community eye health, global health, and international development.  Global Impact Fellows gain skills and are nurtured to become new leaders in global health, and they receive a Certificate in Global Health & Program Delivery.  Many students also receive academic credit through their universities for their participation with Unite For Sight.  Additionally, Global Impact Fellows may participate in the Global Impact Lab, an optional program for students interested in pursuing global health research. 

Locations of Year-Round Eye Care Delivery:
(volunteer for 7 days, 20 days, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks, or more)

  • Accra and Kumasi Regions, Ghana

  • Tamale, Ghana

  • Varying Rural Villages, Ghana

  • Tegucigalpa, Honduras

  • Bihar, India

  • Chennai, India

  • New Delhi, India

  • Orissa, India

Complete details online at