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Volunteer with Global Dental Relief in 2018 and See the World as You’ve Never Seen it Before!

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As 2017 winds to a close, it’s time to look at how and where you want to spend your time in 2018. We have the answer! It’s volunteering your time and heart on a Global Dental Relief (GDR) clinic in 2018. Next year, GDR is expanding its work by adding two additional clinics and adding shorter adventure clinics, in hopes of providing free, first-time dental care to more children in need overseas.

Each project offers a unique experience of volunteering in a dental clinic, followed by sightseeing. Volunteers return from a GDR clinic with a full heart, after seeing firsthand the impact dental care has on a child’s health and well-being.

After a week of working in the dental clinic, volunteers have the chance to explore popular and often historic sites in the country they are visiting. In Cambodia, volunteers enjoy a beautiful floating village tour and visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor Wat, in addition to other ancient temples. In Antigua, Guatemala volunteers spend a weekend at Lake Atitlan after working in Ciudad Vieja for the week. For more information about, you can find the Cambodia and Antigua clinic itineraries by following this link.

 

GDR clinics attract volunteers from many different professions and backgrounds. Our general volunteers – those without a background in dentistry – may be teachers, attorneys, students, nurses – basically, anyone with a desire to help children is needed in the clinic. Volunteers receive a full project briefing on site, which includes being trained on their specific clinic job. Regardless of your background, you will be an asset to any GDR team while working in the clinic.

 

Below is a preview of our upcoming 2018 clinics with current volunteer openings:

  • Siem Reap, Cambodia February 5th-17th
    • General volunteers
    • Dental Volunteer Openings
  • Antigua, Guatemala March 2nd-11th
    • General Volunteers
  • Antigua, Guatemala March 9th-18th
    • Dental Volunteer Openings

What are you waiting for? Join us today and help children around the world live happier healthier lives!

If you are considering joining us at one of these clinics, you can begin your online volunteer application here. Our full 2018 Project Schedule can also be found on our website. Our 2019 Project schedule will be published in late December.

Please feel free to contact us at volunteer@globaldentalrelief.org or call us at 303-858-8857 with any questions you have about volunteering overseas.

Volunteer with Global Dental Relief in 2018 and See the World as You’ve Never Seen it Before!

As 2017 winds to a close, it’s time to look at how and where you want to spend your time in 2018. We have the answer! It’s volunteering your time and heart on a Global Dental Relief (GDR) clinic in 2018. Next year, GDR is expanding its work by adding two additional clinics and adding shorter adventure clinics, in hopes of providing free, first-time dental care to more children in need overseas.

Each project offers a unique experience of volunteering in a dental clinic,

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Supporting the Children of GDR by Serving from Afar

Does this sound like you? — the mission of Global Dental Relief resonates with you, but life is busy, the family takes priority, your bank account is low, or maybe traveling overseas just isn’t for you. Even if you are not able to volunteer, there are other ways you can help children live healthier lives.

Here are five ways to support GDR’s work without ever boarding a plane:

1.) Our clinics are held afloat by every single donation offered to our organization.

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Global Dental Relief Fall 2017 Newsletter

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As we turn the corner into fall GDR volunteers are heading off to a slew of programs in Nepal – 3 clinics plus two remote trips – and our final Cambodia trips in November.  It has been a productive year and one to celebrate.  This year GDR volunteers will serve 19,000 children – a 13% increase in children served!
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Last month we celebrated at the GDR Annual Party – a fun,
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Empowering the Next Generation of Health Professionals

Eiryn Waldman didn’t fully understand what she was getting herself in to when she applied for and won the annual HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) Scholarship to participate in a humanitarian trip to Guatemala with Global Dental Relief. But she knew she had an interest in dentistry and in helping kids live healthier lives. Eiryn traveled to Guatemala where she met fellow GDR volunteers and together they continued out to San Martin Jilotepeque – a small village situated in the Mayan Highlands.

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The Global Dental Relief Model of Care

When Global Dental Relief first began working in Nepal in 2001, its founders envisioned bringing dental care to people in less fortunate countries. That vision was quickly refined to focus specifically on children. Here’s why:

1. Educational impact. We are able to educate and instill oral health awareness and habits in children before decay sets in. Each time a child enters a GDR clinic, they learn why to brush, how to brush and the effects that diet has on their teeth.

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