Volunteer stories of mercy
"What they give back to us is more than we could ever give."
"You can’t help but be changed when you serve the Lord."
"I'm not the same person I was when I left home."
"Any little part I can do to help is worth it."
35 years of healing the world's poor
How the world’s largest charity hospital ship provides care and neighborly love.
Many of the world’s poor suffer or even die from easily treatable medical conditions.
Discover the origins and history of our international humanitarian organization.
Our mission to leave a lasting impact in Togo.
Mercy Ships Blog
During National Nurses Week, Mercy Ships commends thousands of nurses who have volunteered on their hospital ships since 1978. Nurses have helped Mercy Ships provide more than 78,000 free surgeries, helped teach over 183,000 people basic healthcare, mentored African nurses and provided expert pre-operative and post-operative care to patients in the wards. Nurses continually give of their time and expertise to fulfill a critical role onboard the world’s largest civilian hospital ship.
Every day our Founder, Don Stephens takes a minute to explain how you can make a lasting difference in the world.