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Operation Giving Back

Operation Giving Back (OGB), the volunteerism initiative of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), serves as a comprehensive resource center where you can find information to investigate and participate in surgical volunteer opportunities. OGB provides the necessary tools to facilitate humanitarian outreach among ACS members of all specialties, at all stages of their profession, and with an emphasis on domestic and/or international service. Through a network of high-impact partner organizations, OGB directs you to volunteer opportunities that align with your skills, passions, and beliefs.

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Volunteer in Kenya

iHOPE is seeking volunteers for a medical mission this February. Surgeons will stay in Nairobi for one week, followed by three days in a village near Lake Victoria. This is an excellent opportunity for surgeons of all specialties. For more information, view our opportunities and select Kenya Medical Mission. Not a volunteer? Sign up today!

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ACS/Pfizer Awards

The ACS/Pfizer Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Awards recognize and celebrate ACS Fellows and members whose altruism, vision, leadership and dedication provide models to emulate and whose contributions have made a lasting difference. Nominations are currently open and will close on February 15.

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Want to Volunteer?

We seek to engage members in an effort to address critical public health issues related to access to basic surgical care—domestically and abroad. Are you signed up to be a volunteer? View our many opportunities. If you are not a volunteer yet, sign up today!