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.

Assignment: 2-4 weeks

Teaching Topics: Hand surgery – plastics

Opportunities for Those-in-Training: Final year residents accepted if paired with an appropriate preceptor.

Qualifications: Board eligible/certified; current license to practice (active or retired).

Activities: Clinical training, continuing education, education material development, faculty/staff training, mentoring.

Housing: Housing is provided.

Companions: Suitable for companion/spouse; not suitable for children.