About Surgical Volunteers International
Surgical Volunteers International is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with three main objectives
1) We want to develop lasting partnerships in underserved countries to provide free, life-changing surgery to people in need, with an emphasis on children. Our team consists of medical professionals and non-medical volunteers from around the world with the goal of restoring functionality and providing a higher quality of life to those we serve.
2) We seek to empower the medical professionals in the host countries by providing them with education, training, and material resources such as supplies and needed equipment.
3) We strive to be a resource for the local community through wellness and preventive care clinics and educational programs. We also contribute to local orphanages through Operation Backpack- a program which provides backpacks and school supplies for the children.
Surgical Volunteers International pride ourselves on being a grassroots organization where your donations go directly to the people we serve. We have an all volunteer board and team members. On surgical missions, our volunteers not only gift their time and talents, but also pay for their own flights, maximizing the value of your contributions.