vision - OPHTHALMIC and OPTOMETRIC TECHS - Chico 2021


Event Description:


Ophthalmic and Optometric Techs (NOT Students) 

Volunteering at a California CareForce clinic is an experience like none other. It will be a full, busy day, but fun and rewarding! We aim to provide our clinic volunteers with the best experience possible. All California CareForce clinics are volunteer-led; we couldn't provide these critical dental, vision and medical services without you!


Be sure to check your email for a registration confirmation with more, very important details.


If you do not receive a confirmation email, you did not register.


If you need assistance registering, please contact Sarina at or 916-749-4170




We take seriously our responsibility to our volunteers, staff, and patients and as such, have put several COVID-19 safety procedures in place to promote patient & volunteer safety.


Everyone (patients and volunteers) will undergo a COVID-19 screening which includes a questionnaire & temperature check before entering the clinic – if symptomatic, services/entry will be denied and individuals will be referred within their county, or to their public health department, for follow up care.


All patients & volunteers will be required to show proof of vaccination; if not vaccinated, all patients & volunteers must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of receiving care or volunteering – there will be limited testing available onsite for those who are unable to show proof of vaccination or a negative test. If we are unable to test and the patient or volunteer cannot show proof of vaccination or a negative test, they will not gain entry to the clinic.


Other mitigations that will be put in place include:

  • outside patient waiting
  • enhanced infection control protocols
  • social distancing in patient lines
  • partitions around each dental station
  • reduced number of dental stations to ensure adequate spacing between dental chairs
  • significant change in patient flow to reduce the number of patients in the clinic at any one time
  • rental of additional buildings for greater separation of services & social distancing for all attendees
  • availability of appropriate PPE for all services
  • appropriate signage placed throughout clinic venue for education & guidance on preventative measures




California CareForce serves a diverse population and is committed to providing care to those in-need. Even with COVID-19 screening of patients, we may serve patients who are infected with COVID-19. Volunteering to work near people who may be infected with COVID-19 puts you at a higher risk of getting the virus. If you volunteer to work at a California CareForce clinic, please know you are doing so at your own risk. Additionally, California has issued a vaccination mandate that requires COVID-19 vaccinations for healthcare workers, allowing only for religious or rare medical exemptions. 


Based on the above, California CareForce safety procedures include the following:

  • All volunteers will undergo a COVID-19 screening (questionnaire and temperature) upon entering the clinic (any volunteer with positive COVID symptoms will not be allowed to enter the clinic and will be referred for follow-up care).
  • All volunteers are required to wear a California CareForce-specified face covering at all times (additional PPE will be provided onsite).
  • All volunteers will be required to have completed a full COVID-19 vaccination series prior to volunteering at the 2021 Chico Clinic – please bring proof of vaccination with you to clinic check-in.
  • If the volunteer has not been vaccinated, the volunteer must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of clinic service.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at


Time Commitment: When you sign up to volunteer for a clinic day, we ask that you commit to being there the whole day (7:30 am- 4 pm). Please note, we base the amount of patients we're able to see on the amount of providers we have each day; if you sign up, please show up. If you must arrive late or leave early, please make note of that in the 'notes' section of your registration and email Sarina at


Vision services provided at CareForce clinics include basic screenings, refracting, eye exams and the dispensing of eyeglasses for patients receiving a prescription.


Qualifications: All healthcare providers must have a current, active license to practice in the state of California.

Students may only participate with prior approval from the Clinic Volunteer Coordinator and supervision from an instructor. If you have questions, please contact Sarina at to see how you can obtain permission to volunteer.


Equipment: We provide everything you will need to practice at our clinic.


Food and Drink: All food (coffee, water, soda, light snacks and lunch) is provided for volunteers on clinic days.

- More information about the food is in your confirmation email.


Other information:

  • The closest airport is Sacramento. It's a 1.5 hour drive from Sacramento to Chico. Unfortunately, CCF staff does not have the capacity to coordinate carpools.
  • Hotel: Oxford Suites (2035 Business Lane Chico, California 95928 (Tel) 530-899-9090 (Fax) 530-342-4422) has a block of rooms are reserved for California CareForce volunteers to receive a reduced rate. When calling the hotel, please reference the "California Care Force- Volunteers" group when booking your room to receive the discounted rate. Discounted rate on a first come, first served basis.
  • RV parking is available on the Fairgrounds property and cost is $50 per night. Please contact Fairgrounds directly for more details: 

We are always in need of more volunteer healthcare providers. Specifically for the Vision section, we are in need of the following: optometrists, ophthalmologists, lab techs, opticians, etc. Please spread the word! If you would like a printable PDF flyer to share with friends and colleagues about volunteering with CCF, email Sarina at

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Date/Time &
Wed, Nov 10, 2021 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM   
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Thu, Nov 11, 2021 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM   
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Fri, Nov 12, 2021 - 6:30 AM to 5:00 PM   
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Sat, Nov 13, 2021 - 6:30 AM to 5:00 PM   
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Sun, Nov 14, 2021 - 6:30 AM to 2:00 PM   
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Meeting Location: Silver Dollar Fairgrounds

2357 Fair St, Chico, CA 95928

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Event Organizer: Sarina Klein
Event Category:
Vision Volunteer