Please email maya@mendingfaces.org to be considered for the 2019 Medical Mission (Jan. 27- Feb. 1 in Lucena, Philippines).

It’s hard to put into words what this week means to people. The amount of learning, interpersonal growth, appreciation, resiliency and graciousness that happens is something to behold in and of itself. The culmination of these things makes everyone better off as we actively participated in the mending of more than just faces, but the mending of lives as well. - Jeremy Douglas, Board Chair/ Mission Volunteer

We recruit healthcare professionals and non-healthcare professionals in the following areas for each mission:

Healthcare Professionals

  • Surgeons (ENT, Oral-Maxillofacial, Plastic-Reconstructive)
  • Associate Surgeon
  • Anesthesiologist
  • CRNA
  • Dentist/Orthodontist
  • Pre Operative Nurse
  • Post Operative Anesthesia Care Unit
  • Intra Operative Nurse Circulator
  • Post Operative Ward Nurse
  • Surgical Assistant
  • Physician Assistant
  • Pediatrician/Family Practitioner
  • Speech Therapist

 Outreach Volunteers

  • Medical Support
  • Social Media/Blog
  • Photographer/Video
  • Dental Education/Community Outreach
  • Administrative Support

Expectations of a Mending Faces Volunteer:     

1. Expert in your specialty and the position you apply for
2. Service-minded with realistic expectations
3. Adaptable and resourceful under demanding and changing conditions
4. Culturally sensitive and a team player
5. In good health to travel and work in a developing country
6. Able to provide the funds to participate