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Volunteer

About Volunteering

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.

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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.

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Volunteer Opportunites

See the current needs on board the Africa Mercy.  (External Link)

Volunteer Opportunities

Current Field Service

Mercy Ships will serve in the Republic of Senegal from August 2019 until June 2020. 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.

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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.

Australian Crew Stories

Accepted Crew

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:

  1.  What to Expect
  2. Preparing to Serve
  3. Position Commitments
  4. Finances
  5. Insurance
  6. Travel Information

This information is available in PDF form by clicking the links below.

Volunteer Guidebook

Senegal Travel Information
for those joining us during the 2019/20 Guinea Field Service

FAQs

Have more questions about volunteering with Mercy Ships? Check out these Frequently Asked Questions.

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Contact Us

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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What Our Volunteers Say

Jill Sullivan, VIC
Anaesthetic Assistant

Each theatre was staffed with volunteer health professionals from all over the world and had very full schedules. The teamwork was amazing, and the care and compassion heartwarming. It was clear that we shared the same goals and that everyone was there each day because they wanted to be. I loved being in that environment.

I recommend this experience to everyone. Now that I have been twice I’m sure I will return.