2020 U-Voice student storyteller training


U-Voice student storytellers capture the perspectives of our patients and volunteers during an Operation Smile medical mission. Working with Operation Smile Student Programs’ Content Producer, the U-Voicer shares these stories on Student Programs’ website, social media platforms, newsletters, as well as in other Operation Smile communications. These stories are read by supporters around the world.

What: U-Voice Student Storyteller Workshop

Who: Undergraduate students

When: Safety is always our top priority. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, this program is currently on hold until we can safely send student volunteers into the field.

Where: Operation Smile Global Headquarters, 3641 Faculty Blvd. Virginia Beach, Virginia 23453

Training cost: $150 U.S., which covers meals, lodging and training materials. Please note that any costs associated with travel are not covered by this fee.

Medical mission cost: $1,500 U.S., which covers airfare, lodging, meals, and ground transportation during the medical mission.


Students MUST meet all of the requirements below in order to apply:

  • A college sophomore, junior, or senior.
  • An active member of an Operation Smile Student Club
  • Involved for at least one year
  • Able to indicate dedicated participation and exceptional leadership
  • A participant at a previous International Student Leadership Conference (before 2018) or the Step UP University Programs Symposium (after Jan. 1, 2018)
  • Students MUST meet all requirements in order to apply.

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