In regions where resources are scarce, our state-of-the-art hospital ships are the most efficient way to deliver medical care to those in need.
Mercy Ships began our mission in 1978 to provide hope and healing to those in need. Each year we send hospital ships filled with volunteer professionals who selflessly provide life-changing surgeries to children and adults who otherwise would go without. Together we are saving lives.
Because 50% of the world’s population lives near a coast, we can provide more surgeries for more people with our floating hospitals.
In regions where resources are scarce, a state-of-the-art hospital ship is the most efficient way to deliver free surgeries.
Our programs include training local professionals, providing new medical tools and resources, renovating facilities, and more.
If you’ve always wanted to use your unique talent and skills to transform lives and make your mark on the world, we’ve got an opportunity for you. The work of Mercy Ships impacts the lives of many — patients, families, and volunteers. It’s a transformative experience that enables personal and professional growth, and we’re looking for you to join us.Volunteer with us
Through surgical care, medical training, and infrastructure development, we impact millions. With your help, Mercy Ships is working to meet the overwhelming need for safe surgery worldwide.
Stories, Press Releases & Blog
Waiting in Line Changed His Life Forever Abdul Cole grew up in Sierra Leone as one of seven children. When the Africa Mercy arrived in his home country, Abdul had ...
For Marthe Lamah, becoming an anesthetist was a life-long dream. “Since I was little, I always liked to help vulnerable people,” she shared — and she believed patients receiving surgery ...
Twin Sisters Doubling Their Impact On Board Debbie Nutsugah came to volunteer on board the Africa Mercy for 6 months as a biomedical technician. But before her 6 months were ...