A team of medical and non-medical volunteers join to work together for the success of each Rotaplast mission. The size of our teams varies depending on the number of operating rooms available, and the number of patients expected.
An average medical team is comprised of four to five plastic surgeons, four to five pediatric anesthesiologists, a head nurse, four operating room nurses, three recovery room nurses, two pediatricians and a professional who can counsel about prevention and diet. We also invite dentists, orthodontists, and speech pathologists to participate on our trips. Please visit the Medical Volunteers section for more information about volunteering with Rotaplast International.
Our non-medical volunteers are usually affiliated with the mission Sponsor and are carefully selected. In many cases our pool of volunteers are from Rotary Districts and/or Rotary Clubs sponsoring an international service project with Host Clubs. We ask that our non-medical volunteers' commitment to Rotaplast go beyond the scope of the immediate medical mission. With a limited number of spaces each year, volunteers become part of our alumni. As such, they help expand our efforts by creating public awareness of the program here in the United States and in Canada and Europe. Please visit the Non-Medical Volunteers section for more information about volunteering with Rotaplast International.