Our volunteers are driven by one goal: taking care of children around the world and providing them with the highest quality surgical care. Our network of thousands of credentialed medical volunteers from more than 80 countries generously donate their time, knowledge and unique skills to change children’s lives.

“By returning year after year to the same place, one develops friendships and trust. It is wonderful to work with such talented and devoted people and to be involved in the explosion in education that Ethiopia is hungry for.”   

– Per Hall. Consultant Plastic Surgeon, United Kingdom, Volunteer for 8 years

“I’ve seen children who have walked for four days to receive surgery, so to be able to reward that determination with a new smile and the chance of a better life is a wonderful feeling.”

– Dr Clive Duke, Consultant Anaesthetist, United Kingdom, Volunteer for 5 years

Are you a medical professional and you want to be involved with Operation Smile? Check out our opportunities here.