Process of volunteering with Operation Smile International:
High school students:
Smaller regional conferences provide opportunities to learn more about the organization, develop ideas on how students can contribute and participate in team building activities developing leadership skills.
The annual conference is hosted in a different University campus around the world each year. It offers students an overview of Operation Smile’s work around the world and provides opportunities to listen to and interact with International Inspirational Speakers. Students learn leadership skills, develop self confidence, practice public speaking, collaborate on fundraising and awareness initiatives and share advice on club organization.
- Mission Training Workshop
Students may apply for Mission Training after attending an ISLC and participating with Operation Smile for at least a year. The workshop is hosted biannually and prepares potential mission participants for their role as health care educators.
College / University Students:
Held annually, the Symposium is a skill-building, networking and engaging opportunity for student volunteers pursuing their undergraduate degrees.
College or University students are trained in journalism, photography and live blogging skills in order to capture and tell the story of a mission and our patients.
- International Medical Mission – Student, Journalist