Volunteer Stories

Medical Mission Moments: Santa Cruz
Bolivia

Learn about Karen Mayet's experience volunteering in Bolivia.


The Extra Mile
Ghana

Learn about Sabrina Ghiddi and her work for Operation Smile in Ghana.


A Pioneer’s Impact
Ghana

Dr. Opoku Ampomah is a pioneer of the Ghanaian medical community, learn his backstory here.


Surgery for the People: The Need
Nicaragua

Learn about Operation Smile's work in Nicaragua in conjunction with the Ministry of Health, headed by Dr. Sonia Castro Gonzalez.


Completing the Smile: Q&A with Lucy Apeajei
Ghana

On this International Women's Day, learn about the inspiring story of Operation Smile Ghana's Lucy Apeajei.


"My only way to give back"
Ghana

At just 28 years old, Ella has established herself as a dynamic young leader on the front line of Ghanaian pediatrics


The One Who Is Needed
South Africa

Learn the true story of a woman whose selfless nature has left a legacy of healing across her community.


Closing The Gap: Q&A with Dr. Paulin Banguti
Rwanda

Learn about the work Operation Smile is doing training anesthesiologists in Rwanda


Closing The Gap: Surgical Training Rotations in Rwanda
Rwanda

Learn about the work that Operation Smile is doing building surgical capacity in Rwanda


A Passion for Malagasy Smiles
Madagascar

Witness the true passion and dedication that Mr. Lala puts into his work.


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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