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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.

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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 one in-depth presentation/meeting 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!

Resources

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check out available dates & get planning:

GROUPS: Interested in bringing a group to the Reservation or Mexico? See available dates for when your group can volunteer on the Reservation or Mexico.


INDIVIDUALS: Want to volunteer on the Reservation or Mexico? Fill out the form below to start the planning process!


Want to learn more? Have specific questions? Just fill out this quick form and our Volunteer Coordinator will reach out to you soon.

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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.


Simply Smiles has been hosting volunteer teams since 2003.

Here's a list of our recent volunteer groups:

Ann Arbor Congregational Church, MI

Chadwick School, CA

Chester Congregational Church, CT

Choate Rosemary Hall, CT

Deerfield Academy, MA

Fairfield First Congregational Church, CT

Fairfield University, CT

Farmington Valley Association of the United Church of Christ, CT

Guilford Congregational Church, VT

Middlebury Vermont Congregational Church

Millbrook Academy, NY

Mohegan Tribe, CT

Monroe Congregational Church

Morgan School, CT

Palmer Trinity School, FL

Plymouth Congregational Church, KS

Regis College, MA

Rotary Club of Guilford Vermont

Round Hill Community Church, CT

Rowayton Congregational Church, CT

Roxbury Congregational Church, CT

Sacred Heart University, CT

Saint Mary’s College, IN

Silver Lake Youth Camp

Sisters for Peace, MA

St. Michael’s College, M.O.V.E., VT

Stamford Congregational Church, CT

Trinity School, NYC

University of Wisconsin Steven’s Point

Wapping Congregational Church, CT

Woodmont Congregational Church

Zen Peace Makers

blog posts from our volunteers

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

Our social networks are packed with images and updates from our volunteer-supported project locations:


Ready to make an impact? Get planning for your trip today:

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