Sign up as a SIDE Volunteer and make a difference

With these flexible volunteering opportunities, you can help improve the oral health of at least one deserving individual.

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Volunteering Organization

Sathi Cares
Saathi Cares

Saathi Cares is an innovative, not-for-profit company registered as SHC Foundation, based in DelhiNCR, that provides quality oral healthcare services to underserved communities in India;

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who we are

Who we are

SIDE is an initiative of SocioDent (a dental startup) which aims to create a sustainable and inclusive dental ecosystem.

We know working in silos cannot bridge the existing oral health gap. But if the dental fraternity joins hands and works together as a stronger team, it isn't impossible to resolve the global oral health inequity.

SIDE initiative aims to promote the seamless sharing of resources, knowledge and skills within the dental ecosystem. By this, we can democratize dentistry and work out a chain of reactions for the greater social good.

SIDE initiative consists of 4 major components,


SIDE Social Volunteering FAQs

You will volunteer with reputed organizations in the development sectors (NGOs and Social Startups), Hospital ICUS, Old age home, Palliative Care Centres, Cancer Care centres etc

Better Oral Hygiene and Care of dependent and disadvantaged individuals across the country

Any dentist who is registered with different state dental councils

Dental students/interns with appropriate letters from their dental colleges are also welcome to apply

Volunteering involves oral health promotion, education, screening and treatment of deserving individuals.

Based on the requirements of the partner organizations, volunteering can involve virtual oral health awareness campaigns to physical oral health promotion initiatives.

Volunteering opportunities can be paid or unpaid based on the specific requirement of the partner organizations. Partners can decide to pay a stipend against a specific type of volunteering requirement.

Volunteers may be charged a small fee by partner organizations. This fees can be for hosting the volunteers and providing necessary food, accommodation and local travel options.

Volunteers may be expected to book their own tickets in case of long travels

Based on the type of volunteering activity, dental volunteers may be expected to carry basic dental instruments which can be used for oral examination, atraumatic dental treatments and other general dentistry procedures (to be done under due sterilization).

In Chennai and Surroundings, SocioDent is able to provide the portable dental unit, autoclave and intra oral scanner for the volunteering activity (Provided the partner organizations or sponsors are willing to pay for the equipment rental and transportation cost). Check out the available resources here…

The perks for the volunteers are as follows,

  • Hardcore experience of the social sector and their work with deserving communities

  • Opportunity to utilize dental skills for social good and improving the oral health of masses

  • Networking with various changemakers who are creating real impact in the society