Find your place on board.

Your personal talents can give hope. Join a volunteer
crew as unique as you and use your skills to
help transform lives.

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Make "one day" today!

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If you’ve always wanted to use your unique talent and skills to transform lives and make your mark on the world, we’ve got a volunteer opportunity for you. The work of Mercy Ships impacts the lives of many – patients, families, and volunteers. It’s a transformative experience that enables personal and professional growth, and we’re looking for you to join us. Come aboard and find your crew.

The Experience of a Lifetime is Calling

Find Your Purpose

Find Your Purpose

Volunteering with Mercy Ships is a unique experience that allows you to help others and do work that matters.

Join a Vibrant Community

Join a Vibrant Community

The Global Mercy will be staffed with over 600 volunteers from all over the world — a community like no other. Come aboard and find your crew.

Make a Lasting Impact

Make a Lasting Impact

Change your life while changing the lives of others. Improving access to healthcare in Africa is so desperately needed — join us and make your mark.

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45+ Years of Hope and Healing

Since 1978, Mercy Ships has been bringing hope and healing to people without access to medical care. Our hospital ships are filled with volunteer doctors, nurses, mariners, IT staff, and more. Together we provide free surgeries and care to thousands of patients each year, like Aminata who was born with a cleft lip that made eating and speaking difficult. Thanks to our volunteers, today she smiles brightly and lives a life full of promise. She’s like one of so many children whose lives you will transform on board.

Through the faithful support of so many, over 2.8 million lives have been impacted. Our volunteers are the heart of our mission. Are you ready to find your place on board?

Start your journey of a lifetime

How to Apply

What to Know Before You Go

  • Our crew volunteers pay their own way
  • English language proficiency is required for all positions
  • Mercy Ships is a Christian organization who serves people of all faiths

Our Recruiters are ready to help you through the process so you too can find your place on board!

Frequently Asked Questions

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