Our medical volunteers provide life-saving surgical and post-operative care to patients in the world’s most underserved environments.  Join thousands of Operation Smile volunteers who generously donate their time, knowledge and skills.

For any queries about volunteering, please contact our volunteers department at 020 3475 5126 or by email at To join our team of experienced medical mission volunteers, please find further information about each specialty along with an application form in the links below. For Child Life Specialists/Play Therapists and Speech & Language Therapists, please contact our office for further information.

Download Medical Volunteer FAQ 

Download Anaesthetists, Paediatric Anaesthetists Application 

Download Biomedical Technicians Application 

Download Nurses (RN, BSN, MSN) Application 

Download Paediatricians, Paediatric Intensivists Application 

Download Surgeons Application 


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“Every child that has a facial deformity is our responsibility. If we don’t take care of that child, there’s no guarantee that anyone else will.”

- Kathy Magee, Operation Smile Co-founder and President