How to be a Student Volunteer

During Operation Smile UAE events students assist by staffing our info stands, raising funds and educating the public about Operation Smile. Students also help with general event tasks.

OSUAE student programs is moving to a new online platform!


With a new normal yet to be established, Operation Smile UAE’s student programs is changing with the times and moving to an all new online platform!

*need to be 13 years old or older to join and still in full time education:
(school / University / homeschool / gap-year before university)


You’ll now be able to log into your account to:

  • Keep track of your learning progress
  • Earn badges
  • log volunteer hours
  • see upcoming events, activities and volunteering opportunities
  • communicate with other volunteers across different schools and emirates
  • follow different paths towards goals such as attending a medical mission
  • Set up a school club online team-base on the platform and keep your members engaged and informed


Let’s get you started!!!

1) Watch this video for a quick overview of what you need to do in order to set up an account:

2) visit this website and click ‘create an account’:

3) follow the instructions and remember to keep checking your emails for the next part of the process to activate your account.



Process of volunteering with Operation Smile International:

High school students:

  • U Lead

Smaller regional conferences provide opportunities to learn more about the organization, develop ideas on how students can contribute and participate in team building activities developing leadership skills.

The annual conference is hosted in a different University campus around the world each year. It offers students an overview of Operation Smile’s work around the world and provides opportunities to listen to and interact with International Inspirational Speakers. Students learn leadership skills, develop self confidence, practice public speaking, collaborate on fundraising and awareness initiatives and share advice on club organization.

  • Mission Training Workshop

Students may apply for Mission Training after attending an ISLC and participating with Operation Smile for at least a year. The workshop is hosted biannually and prepares potential mission participants for their role as health care educators.


College / University Students:

Held annually, the Symposium is a skill-building, networking and engaging opportunity for student volunteers pursuing their undergraduate degrees.

College or University students are trained in journalism, photography and live blogging skills in order to capture and tell the story of a mission and our patients.

  • International Medical Mission – Student, Journalist