At Operation Smile Vietnam, our volunteer network makes a difference in the lives of children every day. 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 please refer to your relevant area of interest below.


New Medical Volunteers

Operation Smile medical volunteers are credentialed to ensure patients are getting the best possible care. Operation Smile has a rigorous credentialing process for all medical volunteers that includes pre-certification in their respective fields (surgery, anesthesia, pediatric medicine, dentistry, nursing, child life specialist, etc.), as well as ongoing training, evaluation, and mentoring periods.

If you have not been credentialed by Operation Smile Vietnam, please contact us for a Medical volunteer application form.

Credentialed Operation Smile Vietnam Medical Volunteers

If you are already a credentialed Operation Smile Vietnam medical volunteer, please review the needs list below for our upcoming Medical Missions. If your specialty is listed and you would like to volunteer please contact us.

  • Anesthesiologist
  • Bio-Medical Technician
  • Child life Specialist
  • Dentist
  • Nursing
  • Otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat specialist)
  • Pediatrician
  • Pediatric Intensivist
  • Plastic surgeon
  • Speech pathologist

Medical Students

Operation Smile is pleased to offer Medical students their fourth or final-year Mission opportunities. This is an observational-only role.


Changing children’s lives does not begin and end with medical volunteers. You can help to heal a child’s smile by sharing your time, talent, and resources as a local non-medical volunteer. We need your help to share our cause, complete smile service projects, and raise funds – so that children across the globe can receive free, life-changing surgery from our Operation Smile medical volunteers. There are many diverse community volunteer opportunities from participating in fundraising events to joining our medical missions as non-medical volunteers. Our community volunteer opportunities allow you and your group to use your special talents to help heal children’s smiles worldwide.

Who can join Operation Smile network of community volunteers?

We are looking for volunteers:

  • Above the age of 14
  • Agree to serve as a volunteer in the working day
  • In good physical and mental health
  • Fluency in both English and Vietnamese
  • Having a good sense of responsibilities

Getting started

Operation Smile volunteers regularly receive information/announcements about activities including medical missions, events, initiatives, and so on in Vietnam via email. Under certain circumstances, volunteers are encouraged to register for suitable vacancies in order to maximize their support to the cause of bringing smiles to children in Vietnam of Operation Smile.

Please contact Operation Smile Vietnam for more information on how to become a non-medical volunteer today or email us via [email protected]