We believe in the power of youth to create a compassionate world.
Operation Smile Student Programs empowers youth globally through advocacy, education, leadership, and service.
Our student volunteers represent the future of furthering the Operation Smile mission. Volunteering with us affords them a fulfilling and unique opportunity to be exposed to different cultures, serve those who need it the most, and discover things about themselves they may not have otherwise.
“Volunteering is multifaceted. Working with the students enables me to broaden my horizon by seeing the future through their eyes while I broaden theirs when they see the rewards of giving back. On a mission parents of patients awaken me to the simplicity of their lives and their philosophy. It has changed the way I live.”
– Wendy Bradshaw, Student Sponsor, South Africa
“Operation Smile reminds me every day of the effect and impact that a life-changing surgery has on individuals who otherwise would have been largely marginalised and whose health would have been otherwise compromised.”
– Leila Amien, Student Volunteer, South Africa