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What We Do

CURE has a comprehensive approach to providing surgical care for children with disabilities. We support their families and strengthen the capacity of local church and healthcare systems in the countries we serve.

CURE Children’s Hospitals

CURE International is a global nonprofit network of children’s hospitals providing surgical care in a compassionate, gospel-centered environment. Services are provided at no cost to families because of the generosity of donors and partners like you.

About CURE

Motivated by our Christian identity, CURE operates a global network of children’s hospitals that provides life-changing surgical care to children living with disabilities.

CURE Overview

CURE International is a global nonprofit network of children’s hospitals providing surgical care in a compassionate, gospel-centered environment. Services are provided at no cost to families because of the generosity of donors and partners like you.

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Special Volunteer Opportunities at CURE

We’re making a difference in the lives of children and families. Want to help? Explore current special volunteer opportunities.

AOFAS Application Kenya | Global Outreach - Restricted

Kenya trip application for AOFAS.

ASA Resident Application Multiple Countries | Global Outreach - Restricted

Multiple Country trip application for ASA residents. 

Baylor University Application Kenya | Global Outreach - Restricted

Kenya trip application for Baylor University.

Carolyn Jane Foundation Application Kenya | Global Outreach - Restricted

Kenya trip application for Carolyn Jane Foundation (formerly known as Kenai Medical Group).

Co-Worker Family Application Multiple Countries | Global Outreach - Restricted

This application is for family members who will be traveling to visit their family serving at a CURE hospital or program. 

Community Fellowship Church Application Ethiopia | Global Outreach - Restricted

Ethiopia trip application for Community Fellowship Church.

Contractor/Consultant Travel Application Multiple Countries | Global Outreach - Restricted

Contractor/Consultant Travel Application

Crossroads Bible Church Application Zambia | Global Outreach - Restricted

Crossroads Bible Church Application.

Distribution Center Volunteer Application United States | Global Outreach - Restricted

CURE's Mission Support Center in Spring Lake, MI occasionally utilizes volunteers to assist in various tasks around our office. Our volunteer hours are typically Monday-Friday 9am-4:00pm. Must be 18 or older to volunteer your services. If you are interested in serving in this capacity please complete this application.

Current Needs: Carpentry/rudimentary crates

  • Tools: Materials and tools on site 
  • Kind of crates for: 
    • C-arm 
    • C-arm Tower
    • Anesthesia
    • Ventilators
    • ESU machines

 

 

 

 

EMI Application Multiple Countries | Global Outreach - Restricted

Multiple country trip application for EMI.

Ethiopia Spine Program Ethiopia | Global Outreach - Restricted

CURE Ethiopia Spine Program

 

Foursquare Church Application Niger | Global Outreach - Restricted

Niger trip application for Foursquare Church.

Free to Smile Application Ethiopia | Global Outreach - Restricted

Ethiopia trip application for Free to Smile.

Free to Smile Application Philippines | Global Outreach - Restricted

Philippines trip application for Free to Smile.

General Volunteer Application Multiple Countries | Global Outreach - Restricted

General Volunteer Application

Global Clubfoot Application Multiple Countries | Global Outreach - Restricted

Global Clubfoot Application

Hope 587 Application Zambia | Global Outreach - Restricted

Zambia trip application for Hope 587.

Limb Kind Foundation Application Multiple Countries | Global Outreach - Restricted

Trip application for Limb Kind Foundation.

Living With Hope Application Kenya | Global Outreach - Restricted

Living With Hope Application.

Malawi Fellows Application Malawi | Global Outreach - Restricted

Malawi Fellow Application

Medical Volunteer Application Multiple Countries | Global Outreach - Restricted

Medical Volunteer Application

Medxcel/TriMedx Application Multiple Countries | Global Outreach - Restricted

Multiple country trip application for TriMedx.

Messiah University Application Kenya | Global Outreach - Restricted

Kenya trip application for Messiah University.

Military Volunteers - Niger Niger | Global Outreach - Restricted

This application is for those who are in Niger on a 6 month rotation. 

Podda Team Application Zambia | Global Outreach - Restricted

Zambia trip application for those traveling with Dr. Silvio Podda.

Ross School of Business Application Multiple Countries | Global Outreach - Restricted

Trip application for Ross School of Business students.

SOSU Application Malawi | Global Outreach - Restricted

Malawi trip application for SOSU students.

Sentinelles Application Niger | Global Outreach - Restricted

Niger trip application for Sentinelles.

Surgicorps Application Zambia | Global Outreach - Restricted

Zambia trip application for Surgicorps.

Temple University Application Kenya | Global Outreach - Restricted

Kenya trip application for Temple University.

Temple University Application Ethiopia | Global Outreach - Restricted

Ethiopia trip application for Temple University ENT Team.

Tim Tebow Foundation Application - Medical Multiple Countries | Global Outreach - Restricted

CURE International is excited to partner with the Tim Tebow Foundation and mobilize medical volunteers to our hospitals. CURE is focused on pediatric specialty surgery and welcome medical health care workers who are trained in the following areas:

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Pediatric Neurosurgeons
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgeon
  • Pediatric Anesthesiologists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Physical Therapists

When you are applying please keep in mind that most trips take 6-9 months to plan, from the first time you connect with CURE until you land on the ground. Here is what  to expect of the application process:

  • Application is submitted by potential volunteer.
  • CURE's Global Outreach Office reviews application. 
  • A request for reference is sent to potential volunteer.
  • A representative of the Global Outreach Office sends the reference an email and a phone/written interview is completed with potential volunteer. 
  • Potential volunteer's application is submitted to the hospital for pre-approval
  • If pre-approved, volunteer is asked to complete background check
  • After the background check is completed, the volunteer is approved and will begin working on the next steps of preparation. 

NOTE: Due to COVID, CURE hopes to begin mobilizing volunteers again in 2023. Also CURE is currently requiring all volunteers to provide proof of COVID vaccination.

Tim Tebow Foundation Application - Ministry Multiple Countries | Global Outreach - Restricted

CURE International is excited to partner with the Tim Tebow Foundation and mobilize volunteers to our hospitals. CURE is focused on pediatric specialty surgery and welcome volunteers who are passionate of being the hands and feet of Jesus to our patients and their caregivers. If that is you, then consider joining a one of our GO Teams. 

GO Teams are filled with relational ministry opportunities and represent a patchwork of skills and gifts that serve and engage the patients, families, and communities of our hospitals. GO Teams come alongside our national co-workers in the following ways:

  • Connect and pray with patients at their bedside and before surgery.
  • Children's ministry Bible stories, crafts and songs.
  • Follow up with patients in their homes to encourage their growth in Christ and physical healing.

GO Teams are for individuals who are looking for an opportunity to serve, but do not have an established team. If you represent a church or a school that has a team assembled please contact us at [email protected] to discuss creating your own GO Team. 

When you are applying  for a GO Team please keep in mind that most trips take 6-9 months to plan, from the first time you connect with CURE until you land on the ground. Here is what  to expect of the application process:

  • Application is submitted by potential volunteer.
  • CURE's Global Outreach Office reviews application. 
  • A request for reference is sent to potential volunteer.
  • A representative of the Global Outreach Office sends the reference an email and a phone/written interview is completed with potential volunteer. 
  • Team members are selected for pre-approval
  • If pre-approved, volunteer is asked to complete background check
  • After the background check is completed, the volunteer is approved.

Once you are accepted on the team you will receive information on necessary travel documents (passport, flights...), support raising and cultural orientation. Team members will also be required to attend three team conference calls.

When you apply for a CURE GO Team trip you are committing to:

  • Adhere and understand CURE’s mission and values as you serve.
  • Financially cover expenses related to your trip. Payment will be due in three installments.
  • Participate in the 3 mandatory team conference calls (calls are typically Sunday evenings at 9:00pm EST)
  • Pray daily for your trip, the team and the hospital.
  • Read Serving with Eyes Wide Open by David Livermore (book provided) and begin to learn about the culture you will be serving.

NOTE: Due to COVID, CURE hopes to begin mobilizing volunteers again in 2023. Also CURE is currently requiring all volunteers to provide proof of COVID vaccination.

 

 

University of Colorado School of Medicine Application Uganda | Global Outreach - Restricted

Trip application for University of Colorado School of Medicine anesthesia residents. 

University of Kentucky Application Niger | Global Outreach - Restricted

Trip application for University of Kentucky anesthesia residents. 

Up Close Journey Application Multiple Countries | Global Outreach - Restricted

We are excited to have you join us on a CURE Up Close Journey. The information we collect here will help us better serve and prepare you and the field for this visit. 

Wisconsin Lutheran College Application Zambia | Global Outreach - Restricted

Zambia trip application for WLC students.

Woodmen Valley Chapel Application Multiple Countries | Global Outreach - Restricted

Woodmen Valley Chapel Application.

World Medical Missions Application Kenya | Global Outreach - Restricted

World Medical Missions Application for Kenya.