Hand Surgery Volunteer Opportunities

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What I learned is that there is an enthusiasm for knowledge and excitement (and maybe even craving) for what can be done, and a group of people who warmly welcome anyone who shares their interests and demonstrates an interest in their world.

-HVO Hand Surgery Volunteer to Ghana


There are multiple steps to the placement process and often more than one approval is required. The process varies slightly from country-to-country and project-to-project. We strive to make this process as quick as possible but potential volunteers should be aware that final approval can take several months.


Kumasi, Ghana – Accident and Emergency Center at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital

Volunteers work with the plastics department. Volunteers offer hands-on instruction in the operating room and clinic.

Project type: In-person only

Length of assignment: 2-4 weeks

Qualifications: Board eligible/certified with current license (active or retired) with sub-specialty training. Final year residents accepted if paired with an appropriate preceptor.

Housing: Volunteer responsible for housing; information on nearby facilities provided.

Companions: Adults only, no minors.