The dental profession has a long and proud history of working in the community to promote the importance of oral health and the critical role it plays in a person’s quality of life. This focus extends well beyond a practitioner’s immediate community to the health care needs of disadvantaged people, both at home and abroad.

As a member of the dental profession, you are actively encouraged to volunteer your time and effort to work with organisations which provide assistance to people who, for a variety of reasons such as location or economic status, may not receive the dental treatment they need or who don't possess an understanding of good oral health practices.

If you would like to contribute in this way, the ADA can connect you to an extensive range of events, organisations, and volunteering opportunities.


  • Projects


    If you’re looking for an opportunity to volunteer, the ADA provides details a range of projects seeking assistance.

  • Donating


    Make a vital contribution to the work others are doing by donating consumable items like gloves and masks, equipment, and providing financial support. 

  • Resources for Volunteers

    Resources for Volunteers

    Ensure that you are ready for the volunteering opportunities you choose to pursue with this range of resources.

  • Handbook for Volunteers Project

    Handbook for Volunteers Project

    A handy guide full of tips and advice on what one might experience when embarking as an overseas volunteer.

  • Volunteers Project List

    Volunteers Project List

    Details current programs seeking assistance or volunteers to help them in their mission to further dental health.