Cleft Lip & Palate Surgical Teams

In a hard-to-reach community in Liberia, John struggled to secure a stable livelihood due to a frustrating physical condition—a cleft lip.

He had endured a life of ridicule and rejection because people believed that he was cursed.

John post cleft repair surgery

Finally, John received a life-changing operation from a Samaritan's Purse cleft lip and palate surgical team. Samaritan's Purse is sending volunteer teams on short-term trips around the world to provide cleft lip surgeries for both children and adults who have no access to these transformative procedures. We've done this work in countries including South Sudan, Liberia, Bolivia, Myanmar, and Guatemala.

We need medical volunteers who have a heart for sharing the love of Jesus Christ with those who are hurting and in desperate need. Volunteers should be flexible, committed to doing whatever necessary to serve the team, and able to work in a fast-paced environment with limited resources. Previous international experience is required. Volunteers should also be willing to secure the appropriate international travel documents and immunizations.

We are looking for volunteers in these specialties (all required licensures should be current):

Is God calling you to join a cleft lip surgical team? Let us know you're interested by filling out the form below.

Will you prayerfully consider joining our team? You could be an instrument of healing, offering patients hope for a brighter future and introducing them to the One who restores and redeems.

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*Please note that you are not applying for a specific cleft lip and palate team trip. You will be notified by our team if we have an opportunity to serve for which you are qualified.


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"Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies." (Psalm 103: 2-4)