Volunteering

If you would like to volunteer to join us on a trip to Malawi please e-mail us at info@smileawi.com.

Ideally we would like to take qualified dentists and dental nurses. Currently dentists are required to have completed their foundation/ vocational training year.

We are always keen to recruit qualified dental nurses and will endeavour to have at least one experienced dental nurse on each team. We are however happy to consider anyone who is willing to roll up their sleeves and work hard. We have in the past had untrained volunteers with us who we have trained in basic dental nursing skills and this has proved to be very successful.

All volunteers, including Nigel and Vicky are completely self- funded, the cost of the trip will vary from year to year, in 2017 it is costing £1500. The cost covers flights to Malawi, visa, travel within Malawi, accommodation and food. It does not cover the cost of any vaccinations you may require, malaria medication or the rest and recreation trip at the end of your visit.

The trips normally last for 16 days but can be longer, it is not possible to make them any shorter.

Please be in touch if you have any queries. We look forward to hearing from you.

Latest News & Updates

5th Jun 2017

Another successful trip

Nigel and Vicky have returned safely home after a worthwhile visit to Malawi. During their 2 week visit they visited 14 different sites including the College of Health Sciences in Lilongwe where dental therapists are trained. They gathered useful information about all the therapists and their work...

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