Volunteer Stories

Dr. Rodrigo Neira Speaks from the Heart
Canada

Learn about why Dr. Rodrigo Neira volunteers as a Plastic Surgeon for Operation Smile.


Canada's Student Leaders
Canada

Learn about our amazing student volunteer team's awesome trip to ISLC in Seattle.


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.


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


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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