Dedicated. Caring. Saving lives every day.

They are selfless servants. They deliver the highest quality care to individuals who otherwise would have little access to medical services. And they pay their own way, so every dollar donated to Mercy Ships can go directly to helping the world’s forgotten poor.

Help save lives

Mercy Ships volunteer embraces a young child receiving surgery

Build life skills

Mercy Ships volunteer captain navigates hospital ship

Develop lasting friendships

Mercy Ships volunteers smile lasting friendships

Follow the model of Jesus

Mercy Ships volunteers pray together model of Jesus

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Where we’re working.

Tamatave, Madagascar

ARRIVAL August, 2015

DEPARTURE June, 2016

Cotonou, Benin

ARRIVAL August, 2016

DEPARTURE June, 2017

Douala, Cameroon (Pending)

ARRIVAL August, 2017

DEPARTURE June, 2018

YOU can make a difference.

The Africa Mercy is like a small city, and our crew of more than 400 volunteers keeps it running. Join us, and you will work closely with colleagues from around the world to show mercy, give hope and healing – and save lives.

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