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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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UPDATE: Ukraine

Through Operation Giving Back, the American College of Surgeons is following the humanitarian crisis currently unfolding in Ukraine.

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ACS/Pfizer Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarianism Awards

The ACS/Pfizer Surgical Volunteerism 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. Submit nominations by March 11.

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Domestic Surgical Free Access Clinics

OGB is working to promote domestic surgical volunteerism opportunities and needs your help in developing a comprehensive database where other surgical colleagues could support your volunteer work. 

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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!