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Are you ready to use your professional skills to transform lives? Then we want you to join us in our mission to bring hope and healing to the people of Africa.

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Join us in our mission to bring hope and healing to the people of Africa.

Volunteer and Change Lives

We are looking for passionate nurses to help us bring state-of-the-art medical care to underserved communities in Africa. Your care and expertise will profoundly impact the lives of adults, children and families.

Your decision to serve with Mercy Ships could be the defining moment that brings enduring hope and healing to countless lives across Africa.

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"Everyone that’s come to join us, short term, long term has their own individual story of how God called them, of how important perseverance, sacrifice, determination and remembering why we’re here, is because of a kingdom purpose."

-Don Stephens, Founder

Volunteer and Change Lives

We're searching for compassionate medical professionals to fill pivotal roles on our hospital ships in the next six months. You can be part of an extraordinary journey, contributing your medical expertise to change lives and communities both now and for years to come.

Your decision to join Mercy Ships could be the defining moment that brings hope and healing to thousands in Africa.

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"Everyone that’s come to join us, short term, long term has their own individual story of how God called them, of how important perseverance, sacrifice, determination and remembering why we’re here, is because of a kingdom purpose."

-Don Stephens, Founder

Most Immediate Nursing Needs

Adult ICU Nurse

Adult Ward ICU Nurses

As an Adult ICU Nurse with Mercy Ships, you will play a pivotal role in providing hope and vital medical care to the most underserved communities in Africa. Your will bring comfort and healing in our ICU and wards, where every patient interaction is a chance to touch and transform lives. Join us in a mission where your skills deliver not just health, but hope, to those who need it most.

PICU Nurse

PACU Nurse Team

As a PICU Nurse with Mercy Ships, you are at the heart of our healing mission, providing critical care to both adults and children following surgeries ranging from maxillofacial to orthopedic procedures. In your hands, patients find comfort and safety as they begin their recovery from anesthesia, with your diligent care guiding their initial recovery. Your expertise in managing post-operative needs will make a profound difference. With every patient you help, you're not just supporting recovery; you're restoring hope and transforming lives.

Ward Nurse
(Adult, Adult ICU, Pediatric + Pediatric ICU)

Nurses from every specialty have an irreplaceable role to play in our patient’s lives. If you aren’t an Adult or Pediatric Nurse, but want to serve the people of African nations, reignite your purpose, and bring hope and healing to those with little or no access to medical care, apply today. You’ll have the chance to work alongside a dedicated team and local translators to ensure culturally sensitive, compassionate care, contributing significantly to our patients' healing.

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