HOW TO VOLUNTEER

How To Apply

You’re ready to take the next step and apply for a volunteer position at Mercy Ships. The process is comprehensive, but we’re here to help. Here’s what you need to do.

STEP ONE

APPLY

Find a position that interests you and start your application. The more details and documentation you can provide upfront, the faster the rest of the steps will take! These documents include your current CV or resume and copies of any licensure, registrations and certificates. The application length varies by role but if you ever step away, don’t worry – you can always log back in and finish your application later. Once your application is submitted to Mercy Ships, you’ll be directed to our online Application Portal for the next steps.

STEP THREE

WAITING PERIOD

If the position for which you’ve applied is not immediately available, you can join our Talent Community of volunteers who are waiting for an opportunity to join us! We keep you informed of any updates with the position and will give you some insider information so you can stay on top of Mercy Ships news.

STEP TWO

APPLICATION UNDER REVIEW

The team at Mercy Ships will review your application and documentation submitted and will let you know if we need any further details from you. During this step in the process, you may receive a request for a video pre-screen interview via our online tool, Spark Hire. Some positions and circumstances also require an interview with someone from our Human Resources team. At this point in the process, we collaborate to ensure you’re qualified for the role for which you’ve applied and to determine whether Mercy Ships is a good fit for you!

STEP FOUR

OFFER LETTER

Once the position and your availability align, the application team will work with you to tie up any loose ends and will send your Offer Letter! This will outline the details you need to know regarding your commitment on board – your confirmed volunteer dates, any costs, required training, and the next steps. In between receiving your Offer Letter and joining one of our ships, you may be contacted by others at Mercy Ships to help prepare you for your journey with Mercy Ships.

START YOUR JOURNEY NOW

To start your journey with Mercy Ships, please provide the details below to receive more information about becoming a volunteer.

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