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Thank you for your interest in Simply Smiles! We invite you to explore our projects in Oaxaca, Mexico and on the Cheyenne River Reservation, as well as volunteer opportunities in these locations.

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18 Reynolds St.
East Norwalk, CT
USA

Dedicated to building bright futures for impoverished children, their families, and their communities.

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volunteer opportunities

High Schools • Colleges • Organizations • Faith Communities • Clubs • Families • Individuals

3,000+ volunteers since 2003.  (Keep reading to reach out directly to some of our volunteers and group leaders just like you!)

This was easily the best and most organized service trip that I’ve ever taken a group on.
— Chris Davies, 2015 Team Leader; Wapping, CT

one week. full immersion.

Simply Smiles hosts volunteers in two distinct locations: domestically on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota, and internationally in Oaxaca, Mexico*.

During just one week of volunteering, you'll be immersed in the local cultures, forge life-long relationships, and do real, meaningful work that builds dignity, hope and provides bright futures for the children and the communities we serve.

 

*Please note that Simply Smiles has temporarily suspended travel to Mexico due to the Zika Virus. Click here to learn more.  

some basic info about volunteering with Simply Smiles:

we're with you: before, during, after 

From early interest, to working side-by-side with you at our project sites, to providing you with the tools and connections to stay involved after your experience - we're with you every step of the way.

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Before

We provide at least two in-depth presentations/meetings with your group. And we're always just a phone call, email, or text message away. Good advanced planning is paramount to having a great volunteer experience.

During

We are with you 24-7 during your trip, ensuring that you have an informed, impactful and safe experience.

After

We provide you with ways to stay connected and remain a vital part of our passionate Simply Smiles community!


See available volunteer weeks on the Reservation in South Dakota.

take their word for it

We know that there is a lot at stake when choosing an organization to volunteer with. We want you to compare us to other organizations. We want you to have all of the information you need to make an informed decision. We are at your disposal for any questions you may have. But so are these volunteers and group leaders. Reach out directly to them to talk about their experiences working with Simply Smiles.

Rev. Gordon Rankin - Gordon has organized six service trips with Simply Smiles to Mexico and the Reservation. He is an excellent resource for anyone interested in planning a trip.

Rev. Gordon Rankin - Gordon has organized six service trips with Simply Smiles to Mexico and the Reservation. He is an excellent resource for anyone interested in planning a trip.

Christiana Whitcomb - Christiana has volunteered extensively with Simply Smiles as a high school and as a college student. She can speak first-hand of the Simply Smiles experience for young people.

Christiana Whitcomb - Christiana has volunteered extensively with Simply Smiles as a high school and as a college student. She can speak first-hand of the Simply Smiles experience for young people.

Dr. Peter Bayers - Peter has led teams of college students on the Reservation and is an excellent source about the special cultural considerations necessary for volunteering on the Rez.

Dr. Peter Bayers - Peter has led teams of college students on the Reservation and is an excellent source about the special cultural considerations necessary for volunteering on the Rez.

blog posts from our volunteers

Read the very latest, on-the-ground insights from Simply Smiles volunteers and staff.

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Fantastic! Just fill out this quick form and our Volunteer Coordinator, Samantha Steinmetz, will reach out to you right away.

We'd like to introduce you to our amazing Volunteer Coordinator, Samantha Steinmetz.  Sam began working with Simply Smiles as a volunteer during college. Now she guides volunteers (like you!) through having the same transformative Simply Smiles experience that she had. Reach out to Sam. She's excited to begin working with you - or to just answer any questions that you may have.

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