Are you searching for meaningful opportunities outside your office? Do you want to be inspired by unique cultures and experiences? Learn more about volunteer opportunities and programs in which you can participate.
If you are interested in volunteering overseas, visit the ADA Foundation International Volunteer website to learn about selecting a program and location, how to prepare for your trip and what to expect upon your return home. The site also allows you to search (by site location, program type, religious affiliation, etc.) over 125 organizations that offer international volunteer opportunities for dental professionals. It also includes stories from those who have volunteered.
CE Courses on International Volunteerism
The ADA Foundation (ADAF) holds continuing education courses on international volunteerism at the ADA Annual Meeting. These courses are a perfect place to begin if you have always wanted to volunteer but do not know where to start. To learn about the time and location of the next course, send an email to the ADA Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Disaster Assistance
The ADAF unites the global dental profession by fundraising for international disasters. Past fundraising efforts have benefited programs in Haiti, Japan, the Philippines, and Nepal, following disaster events in those countries. The ADAF also fields requests from NGOs involved in oral health, as well as dentists who may need in-kind donations for international dental missions, and works to connect them to industry contacts.
Support the ADA Foundation’s international outreach programs to increase access to oral healthcare and improve the oral health infrastructure of countries in need.