Operation Smile
Program Description

Operation Smile medical programs rely on volunteer medical professionals to perform safe clef surgeries in resource-limited environments.

Time Commitment


  • Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Haiti, Dominican Republic
  • Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil
  • Morocco, Ghana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Madagascar, South Africa
  • Italy, Switzerland, UK, Ireland, Sweden
  • Jordan, United Arab Emirates
  • China, South Korea, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines
  • Australia

Types of Opportunities

  • Anasthesiologists, dentists, RN anesthetists, OR/RR/Pre-Post Nurses, Pediatricians, and Surgeons (plastic, oral, maxillofacial, and cleft, pediatric cardiologists, pediatric intesntivists, and neonatologists
  • Certified child life specialists, speech pathologists, and biomed technicians

Expected Costs

  • $500 team fee for US and Canada volunteers, includes flight costs, lodging, ground transportation, and two meals daily¬†¬†


  • No requirements