Volunteer Faculty Eligibility

Given the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital is the world's only fully accredited ophthalmic teaching hospital on board an MD-10 aircraft, we require all prospective and current Volunteer Faculty to meet and maintain our strict credentialing criteria to be granted clinical privileges.

Orbis Volunteer Faculty requirements include:

  • Five years’ experience post completion of academic training or a minimum of five years ophthalmic nursing experience
  • Active medical/nursing license or registration
  • Available copies of all relevant diplomas and certificates
  • Board certification or equivalency in country of primary practice
  • Active hospital privileges (for programs that involve direct patient care)
  • Two references from current or previous Orbis Volunteer Faculty



Not Eligible to Apply Just Yet?

Unfortunately, we don't have opportunities for medical students to volunteer in a medical capacity at this time. But, that doesn't mean you can't support Orbis and make a real difference in the fight to end avoidable blindness right now.

In fact, we've created a new Canada-wide initiative just for students and recent grads with a passion for eye health and a burning desire to help those in need.

The Orbis Future Vision Leaders is a collective of university and medical students, ophthalmology postgraduate trainees, and alumni from across Canada who are passionate about eye health, global health, and international development. The goal of the Orbis Future Vision Leaders is to create an engaged and inspired community of students and recent graduates who want to network, learn, share and exchange ideas – all while building awareness and raising funds to support Orbis’s sight-saving work around the world.

Even if you aren't eligible to join our Volunteer Faculty at this moment, or you're not interested in joining the Orbis Future Vision Leaders, you can stay in touch by signing up for our newsletter below or donating here.

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