You do not have to be a dentist to volunteer with Global Dental Relief! Non-dental individuals make up as much as 60% of each volunteer team.
General volunteers have an important role in each clinic. They manage the patient flow and records, and assist dental professionals. Each clinic serves hundreds of children—and a strong general volunteer team is critical to manage daily logistics and educate and care for the children.
Specific duties include oral health education, instrument sterilization, record keeping, clinic flow, and managing the lines of children waiting for treatment. General volunteers may also be trained as chairside assistants, as skills and interest allow. Click here for a detailed list of general volunteer job descriptions.
You can hear from past general volunteers below on several videos. This is a chance to make new friends, perform meaningful and much-needed work, and see the world as you have never seen it before!
Please email or call 303-858-8857 if you have questions regarding volunteer opportunities or job descriptions. We look forward to having you as part of our team!
Global Dental Relief welcomes students 18 years of age as independent volunteers, or age 14 or older if accompanied by an adult. GDR trips provide a window into another culture and a chance to work alongside local partners in a remote, very different part of the world.
If you are a student considering a dental career, join a volunteer team and see your prospective profession in action. Working in the clinic allows students to witness dental need firsthand while gaining valuable experience assisting a dentist or hygienist under field conditions.
Hear from Our Volunteers: