We plan to change the way our volunteer trips work. In the past they have lasted 16-17 days and have involved visiting two centres and their satellite clinics. We are proposing an overhaul of this model which is likely to mean shorter single centre visits. All trips are self-funded and the main costs are return flights and accommodation.

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 are completely self- funded and the cost of the trip will vary from year to year. In 2020 the proposed cost was £1650. The cost will have risen significantly since then as flight costs are much more expensive. This money covers flights to Malawi, travel within Malawi, accommodation and food. It does not cover any vaccinations you may require, malaria medication or the rest and recreation trip at the end of your visit, which was around £180.

For an in depth look at what volunteering will involve follow this link to our Induction Booklet written by one of our previous volunteers Induction booklet (please note the first page is blank).

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

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