Each year hundreds of thousands of people volunteer across the globe. Some of these do so to gain experience in different cultures, some because of their desire to help others and some because they are acutely aware of the privilege of having received an education and gained work experience, and want to share their experience with those who have far less.
At the Global Child Dental Fund we want to encourage both dental professionals and those outside the profession to use their talents and experience to help bring lasting change to the world’s most disadvantaged children.
If you are interested in volunteering with a Smiles & Hopes project please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then normally facilitate putting you in touch with the appropriate NGO in the particular country.
If you would like any advice, please use the ‘Contact Us’ form to ask us.
There are many organizations that provide a variety of opportunities. See below for further information and contact detail.
Opportunities Through Various Organisations
American Dental Association (ADA) International Volunteer website is designed to serve as a starting point If you are a dentist or other dental professional interested in volunteering overseas.
Australian Dental Association provide a list of Volunteer projects. These projects have registered with the ADA and are coordinated by Australian dentists.
HealthCare Volunteer is one of the world’s largest directory of volunteering opportunities, promoting voluntary projects to provide free medical and dental care to those who really need it. Placements are available from a member of the general public to a Professor on top of their medical field.
Projects Abroad is the leading global organiser of overseas volunteer work placements. A wide range of projects include Teaching, Care, Conservation & Environment, Medicine & Healthcare, Sports, Community projects, Business, Law & Human Rights and Journalism, and are designed specifically for the needs of the communities in which we work, whilst giving the volunteers (aged 16-75) the very best experience of volunteering abroad.
Global Giving is an online marketplace that connects you to the causes and countries you care about.
Global Volunteer Network support the work of local community organisations through the placement of international volunteers.
Idealist is a project of Action Without Borders, a non-profit organisation founded in 1995. The site allows people and organizations to exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies provides links to contact the society in your part of the world.
Volunteer Match is a non-profit online resource dedicated to helping people get involved in their community. The search for voluntary opportunities is only available in the USA.
World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO) provides a directory of thousands of NGOs, searchable by country and areas of activity
The World Volunteer Web supports the volunteer community by serving as a global clearinghouse for information and resources, with a constituency comprising of over 20,000 organizations, with search function.