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 2018 it cost £1600. This money 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.
For an in depth look at what volunteering will involve follow this link to our Induction Booklet written by one of our previous volunteers
http://46.32.255.28/smileawi/images/upload/media/source/Smileawi%20%20induction.docx

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

Latest News & Updates

13th Oct 2018

Another successful Smileawi trip

2 teams totalling 14 volunteers have returned safely after nearly 5 weeks in Malawi. In the hot and dusty conditions with 9 dentists and 4 dental nurses we saw 1765 patients in 15 different locations around Northern Malawi and extracted around 3000 painful teeth, making many people pain free and...

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