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 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.
See the current volunteer opportunities on board the Africa Mercy and apply. (External Link)
Current Field Service
Mercy Ships served in the Republic of Senegal from August 2019 until March 2020. Here thousands of suffering children and adults were 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.
Meet Our Crew
Whether you’re performing surgery to remove a tumour, cleaning the deck, or teaching the children of our crew, it takes skills of all kinds to bring hope and healing. Meet even more of our crew of volunteers from around the world on our YouTube channel.
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.
Have more questions about volunteering with Mercy Ships? Check out these Frequently Asked Questions.
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.
Shipyard Volunteer Guidebook
for those joining us during the 2020 shipyard period in Canary Islands
For more information about volunteering with Mercy Ships, please call our National Office on 1300 739 899 or email [email protected]
To start your journey now, please provide the details below to receive more information about becoming a Mercy Ships volunteer.
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