PHONE: 1300 739 899

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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 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.

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Current Field Service

Mercy Ships will serve in the Republic of Cameroon from August 2017 until June 2018. 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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Current Opportunites

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

Current Opportunities

Accepted Crew

If you’ve received your acceptance package 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 Categories
  4. Finances
  5. Insurance
  6. Travel Information

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

Cameroon Volunteer Guidebook


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]


What Our Volunteers Say

Emily Fortune, Vic
Ward Nurse

The people we look after have often had their medical conditions for years and years but have had no access to surgical care. Most of what we see are conditions that can be treated with surgery and these surgeries change their lives.

Being there when they take their bandages off and seeing their face for the first time since a large tumour has been removed is like nothing else. Sharing such important parts of their journey with them is indescribable.