International Volunteer Programs

Use the ADA international volunteer resources to learn how you can support the improvement of oral health worldwide.

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Guidance and planning tools to help you optimize your volunteer experience.
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Learn about volunteering internationally from current and past volunteers.
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Explore our ADA awards for notable volunteers and dental industry contributors.
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International volunteer work in Laos
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Courses & workshops

Expert-guided classes and presentations to prepare for your international volunteer trip.

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Additional resources and contacts

International Dental Volunteer Guide
Download the International Dental Volunteer Guide, 5th Edition (PDF)
International Volunteer Project Workshop Best Practices Manual (PDF)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Website: www.cdc.gov
Travel advisories and health information for specific destinations: www.cdc.gov/travel
General inquiries: 800.311.3435

Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO)
The ADA Foundation sponsors the oral health programs of Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO). These programs build the local capacity by providing health care professionals in resource-scarce countries with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to address the health care needs of their communities. There are currently eight ADAF/HVO programs in Cambodia, Haiti, Kenya, Laos, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Tanzania.
Website: www.hvousa.org
Volunteer toolkit: https://hvousa.org/get-involved/volunteer-toolkit/
General inquiries: 202.296.0928
E-mail: info@hvousa.org

International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers (IAMAT)
Website: www.iamat.org
General inquiries: 716.754.4883

Travelers Health Hotline
Automated voice line: 877.FYI TRIP
Fax line: 888.232.3299
Malaria case management hotline: 770.488.7788
Emergencies (after hours): 770.488.7100

U.S. Department of State (DOS) Bureau of Consular Affairs
Website: travel.state.gov
DOS travel advisories: travel.state.gov/travel/warnings.html
Passport information: travel.state.gov/passport
Visa information: travel.state.gov/visa

Overseas Citizens Service Hotline
Within the United States: 888.407.4747
Overseas: 317.472.2328

U.S. Passport Agencies
Boston: 617.878.0900
Chicago: 312.341.6020
Honolulu: 808.522.8283
Houston: 713.751.0294
Los Angeles: 310.575.5700
Miami: 305.539.3600
New Orleans: 504.412.2600
New York: 212.206.3500
Norwalk: 203.299.5443
Philadelphia: 215.418.5937
San Francisco: 415.538.2700
Seattle: 206.808.5700
Washington, D.C.: 202.647.0518