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Medical Volunteer

At Operation Smile, our volunteer network makes a difference in the lives of children everyday. Our volunteers reach out to each child, generously offering their time, their knowledge and their skills to assist in raising funds and awareness, or to participate on our medical teams.

If you are interested in volunteering for Operation Smile, please go to your area of interest below.

New Medical Volunteers

For an Operation Smile Australia Mission Application for Medical Professionals please phone 07 3163 2863, or email

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 on a mission, send an e-mail to

  • Plastic Surgeon
  • Anaesthetist
  • Paediatrician
  • Paediatric Intensivist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Orthodontist
  • General Dentist
  • Registered Nurses (with significant experience from the following departments: Operating Room & Anaesthetics/ Recovery/ Paediatric Intensive Care Unit/ Neonatal Intensive Care Unit/ Paediatric Surgical Ward) Some mission sites require night nurse staffing by pre/post nurses during surgery week.

Medical Students

Operation Smile is pleased to offer medical mission opportunities to medical students in their fourth or final year.

To be eligible to participate, applicants must have a background with Operation Smile either through a partnering University or involvement with Operation Smile student club activities. More information on this observational only role is available in the Medical Student Experience description. For inquiries, please contact Christabelle Fernandez at

Non-Medical Volunteers

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

Our volunteers assist with office administration, fundraising and creating awareness. Graphic designers, professional photographers, writers and a host of other talents and skills are needed to help Operation Smile Australia.

We are accepting applications for those interested in interning at the Operation Smile Australia office.

Please contact us for more information on how to be a non-medical volunteer today.

Operation Smile Australia
Phone: 61 7 3163 2866 or 61 7 3163 2863
Fax: 61 7 3163 2862


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