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One act of kindness can change a life forever.
There are many ways for you to get involved in healing smiles with Bright Faces.


Bright Faces works with a wide variety of companies and foundations to build partnerships that promote a shared interest and mission to bring more smiles to the world and create long-term changes in unique and impactful ways.
Please contact us at if you are interested in learning more about how we can be a force for change and smiles.


Bright Faces holds a variety of special events annually to bring like-minded philanthropists together to exchange ideas, share experiences and raise funds to help support program initiatives.

Learn more about our upcoming golf tournament on September 20th hosted by Board Chair Bill Fox to celebrate our work in India.

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Volunteerism plays a critically important role at Bright Faces, however, our approach is very strategic. We do not send large numbers of volunteers as our focus is on building local and regional capacity in the most efficient and effective way. Therefore, our team works to facilitate and assist in sending the right medical volunteers to the right places at the right time.

If you are interesting in being a medical volunteer for Bright Faces, please contact and be ready with your credentials including, license, diploma, specialty diploma, board certification, with others possibly needed.

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Bright Faces
3203 North Clark Street
Suite 606
Chicago, IL 60657

Volunteer FAQ

What medical professionals can volunteer on a medical program?

Volunteer opportunities focus on the following specialties:
- Anesthesia: Anesthesiologist/Pediatric Anesthesiologist
- Cleft Surgery
- Dentistry
- Nursing: Pre/Post-Operative, Operating Room, Recovery Room
- Pediatrics
- Pediatric Intensivist/Post-Anesthesia Care Physician
- Speech Language Pathology

What other specialties can volunteer?

Generally, none

How do I apply to be a volunteer?

Please contact and be ready with your credentials including, license, diploma, specialty diploma, board certification, with others possibly needed.

Is there a cost to volunteer?

For volunteers from the US and Canada, there is a team fee of $500. All flight costs will be covered.

How long does the process take to become a volunteer?

Once you apply and are approved, confirmation of positions occurs three to four months ahead of the scheduled medical program.

How long are your volunteer medical programs?

Medical programs vary in length but are typically ten days.

If I am not a medical professional, can I still volunteer on medical program?

Unfortunately, not.  We are committed to sending few volunteers and their goal is to augment local and regional professionals.

How can I be involved or help if I’m not a medical professional?

We love advocates of our work!  We are only as successful as our stakeholders who raise awareness and fundraise for Bright Faces.  If you would like to be able to help us outside of a medical program, please contact us at