Our commitment to comprehensive, patient-centered care doesn’t only ensure the best possible outcomes; it’s 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 medical missions are almost 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. Contact us today for more information.

**Global Standards of Care © 2006, 2015 Operation Smile, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

To be a volunteer in Operation Smile Ghana, one must be of value to the organization. The following guide our admittance of volunteers:

You must fill and submit the form below and our program coordinator will contact you.




“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