Member Profile_India 2015 – Melanie Smith – Operating Room Nurse

Hello, I’m Melanie and I’m new to ORC. I hope to help out children in need who don’t have access to the health care and resources that we do in Canada. Any time and skills that I have, I’d like to give these individuals a better quality of life. Previously I volunteered at Go-Med to the Philippines and I was looking for an opportunity to work with kids. Right now I work with adults in the operating room at Vancouver General Hospital so this will be a new learning experience for me.

I am an avid traveller and scuba diver, with a preference for warm tropical places. When I’m in Vancouver, you’ll find me hiking the local mountains, cycling and cooking – sometimes all on the same day. I hope to bring my curiosity for other cultures and enthusiasm for meeting new people to India. Melanie Smith_India 2015