Orbis’s comprehensive global network of volunteer medical professionals provide ophthalmic education and instruction to eye care teams in low-resourced countries around the globe to increase their skills, improve service delivery and the quality of patient care.

Who Are Our Volunteer Faculty?

For nearly 40 years, the keystone of our work has been to teach and train eye health professionals to prevent and treat avoidable blindness.

Our global cadre of volunteer medical professionals is made up of a diverse pool of experts covering every subspecialty of ophthalmology – including nursing, anesthesiology, biomedical engineering and ophthalmic technicians – from over 30 countries around the globe. In following academic traditions, as selfless and dedicated teachers and trainers – we proudly refer to our network of volunteers as Orbis Volunteer Faculty.

Unfortunately, we do not have volunteer engagement opportunities for medical students at this time.

What Do Our Volunteer Faculty Do?

Our Volunteer Faculty provide specialized instruction and skills-transfer both online and in-person.

All volunteers are matched in accordance with requested subspecialty skill areas. When asked to volunteer aboard the Flying Eye Hospital or abroad at a local partner institution, typical activities will include diagnostic patient consultation and/or instruction, simulated or surgical demonstration, as well as delivery of educational content in large or small group settings.

All in-person training programs are designed with specific objectives to achieve desired competency outcomes for our projects and partnerships.

We seek individuals who thrive in a team environment and can share their skills and talents with comfort and confidence. Travel distance, language skills, and cultural familiarity are also taken into consideration when matching volunteers with deployment opportunities.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we are not actively deploying Volunteer Faculty at the moment.

In the interim, we invite you to complete our short registration form.

Once we are able to safely resume clinical training aboard the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital and with partner institutions across the world, we will contact you to complete our Volunteer Faculty credentialing process.



Even if you aren't eligible to join our Volunteer Faculty at this moment, why not stay in touch by signing up to our newsletter below.

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