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Volunteer Opportunities

Become a Volunteer
Our commitment to comprehensive, patient-centered care doesn’t only ensure the best possible outcomes; but it’s also the right thing to do. We understand that while volunteerism has the power to change lives and bring volunteers together as lifelong friends, they can come together to change the lives of cleft patients who lack access to essential, safe surgical care.

Operation Smile Malawi medical missions are entirely volunteer-based, so we rely on medical professionals who can take charge of their roles with confidence, conviction and world-class skill. These traits have made Operation Smile a global leader in performing safe cleft surgery in resource-limited environments for more than three decades. Guided by our Global Standards of Care, medical volunteers must be able to work as a team to balance the highest possible quality of care with the efficiency to serve as many patients as our time and resources will allow.

Currently Operation Smile Malawi is proud to have over 20 locally credentialed volunteers participating in our medical missions and other education and training programs.

To be a volunteer for Operation Smile Malawi
Please visit: or contact the Malawi Program Coordinator (Found in the “Contact Us” Section) to obtain application forms or to ask specific questions regarding volunteer opportunities with Operation Smile Malawi. 

A child’s cleft lip or cleft palate can be repaired for as little as 45 minutes. All of our supporters give renewed hope to children and families around the world.