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Spreading Smiles as a Volunteer

Operation Smile promotes the concept of volunteerism across the globe, showing people how their time, knowledge, skills and resources have a far-reaching impact on every life they touch.

If you are interested in volunteering please refer to your relevant area of interest below.

New Medical Volunteers

Operation Smile must credential medical volunteers prior to joining a medical mission. If you would like to volunteer on a medical mission, please contact us for a medical volunteer application.

Credentialed Operation Smile Medical Volunteers

If you are already a credentialed Operation Smile medical volunteer, please review the needs list below for our upcoming missions. If your specialty is listed, and you would like to volunteer, please contact us.
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Biomedical Technician
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Dentist
  • Nurse
  • Otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist)
  • Pediatrician
  • Pediatric Intensivist
  • Plastic Surgeon
  • Speech Pathologist

Medical Students

Operation Smile in Ethiopia is pleased to offer medical mission opportunities to medical students in their final year or residency. This is an observational only role.

Non-medical volunteers

Many children are turned away because of a lack of funds. You can change that. Operation Smile in Ethiopia needs volunteers to help raise funds and awareness so that more children will receive the gift of life-changing surgery.

If you are currently a student and are interested in joining or starting an Operation Student Club then please visit the Student Programs section of our website.

Translators and professional photographers are also welcome to apply for volunteer positions.

Contact Operation Smile in Ethiopia for a volunteer application.

Seble Mitike
Program Coordinator
Mobile: +251.912.052.007

PO Box 12129, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Tababer Berta Building, Ethio-Chinese Friendship Road, 2nd Floor, 206D
Office Telephone: 251115547853/52

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