Volunteer On The Mercy Ship

Mercy Ships are almost entirely staffed by volunteers from over 40 nations, who raise their own finances to travel to the ship and pay towards their cost of living while serving on board. It is this dynamic that allows Mercy Ships to provide the medical care and development assistance free of charge to the poorest of the poor.

Volunteering with Mercy Ships will not only change the lives of those you serve, it will change you. There are many ways to support Mercy Ships in our global medical mission to help the poor. It takes all kinds, with all skills. There is a need for both medical and non-medical volunteers. There are volunteer positions in a variety of areas including: housekeeping, galley, deck crew, doctors and nurses and everything in between.

Our volunteer opportunities are both long and short-term on board the Africa Mercy. Short-term crew can volunteer from two weeks to a number of years depending on the position and typically fill service roles or very specialised medical or technical positions. Long-term crew make an initial commitment of two years and typically fill positions that require more continuity and training.

All Mercy Ships volunteers are required to provide/raise their own funds to cover crew fees, insurance, and transportation to and from the field service location.

Mercy Ships will undertake the arrangements for registration in the nation of service on behalf of all medical personnel volunteering with us.


About Volunteering


How to Volunteer

Find out what it takes and how you can become a Mercy Ships volunteer.

HOW TO VOLUNTEER


FAQ


Current Opportunities

See the current needs on board the Africa Mercy.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES


Accepted Crew

If you’ve received your acceptance package and are starting to plan your adventure, this is the place you need to be. Here you’ll find all the information you need to get ready. This information is also available in PDF form by clicking the link below.

I. WHAT TO EXPECT

II. PREPARING TO SERVE

III. POSITION CATEGORIES

IV. FINANCES

V. INSURANCE

VI. TRAVEL INFORMATION

VII. VOLUNTEER GUIDEBOOK VII. VOLUNTEER GUIDEBOOK


Join The Community

myMercy is an online community of Mercy Ships volunteers, applicants, alumni, supporters, and staff. To learn more about who we are, what we do, and to get first-hand information from those who have been on the Mercy Ship, we invite you to join myMercy today.

JOIN MYMERCY


For more information about volunteering with Mercy Ships, please call our National Office on 1300 739 899 or email melissa.mason@mercyships.org.

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