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.
How to Volunteer
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.
Current Field Service
Mercy Ships will serve in the Republic of Guinea until June 2019 before sailing to the Republic of Senegal in August 2019 for our 2019/20 field service. Here thousands of suffering children and adults will be seen by our amazing medical volunteers. Our big white hospital ship is their only hope. The situation is truly heart-wrenching, and we rely on your continued help.
See the current needs on board the Africa Mercy. (External Link)
Australian Crew Stories
Want to find out what volunteering with Mercy Ships is really like from someone who has been there and done that? Australian volunteers have served in a variety of areas including housekeeping, galley, administration, IT, deck crew, surgeons and nurses, and everything in between. Here are their stories.
If you’ve received your Mercy Ships offer letter and are starting to plan your adventure, here you’ll find all the information you need to get ready including:
- What to Expect
- Preparing to Serve
- Position Commitments
- Travel Information
This information is available in PDF form by clicking the links below.
Guinea Travel Information
for those joining us during the 2018/19 Guinea Field Service
Shipyard Volunteer Guidebook
for those joining us during the 2019 Shipyard period in the Canary Islands
Senegal Travel Information
for those joining us during the 2019/20 Guinea Field Service
Have more questions about volunteering with Mercy Ships? Check out these Frequently Asked Questions.
For more information about volunteering with Mercy Ships, please call our National Office on 1300 739 899 or email [email protected]
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