Mercy Ships deploys hospital ships to transform lives and serve nations, and a crew of volunteer professionals from around the world make our mission possible.
Together, we’re bringing hope and healing – join us!


“The thought that our collective
roles could service the needs of
others urges a spark of joy —
because loving is serving, and
serving brings inner satisfaction
and strength.”

—Denise N’gum, Cameroon



“I see compassion demonstrated
throughout all the crew when it
comes to our patients. From the
moment they arrive on the dock,
until they go home, every part
of their journey is greeted with

—Nico Havinga, Netherlands


“There are a lot of computer
systems that we provide support
for, and that’s been an enjoyable
and rewarding challenge. You have
a sense of being part of something
that’s bigger than yourself.“

—Stuart Clear, United Kingdom


“As a PICU nurse onboard, I get
to be a part of rebuilding broken
hearts with love and laughter
and the light of Jesus. This is why
I volunteer. “

— Meggin Tallman, United States



“My favorite part about teaching
in the Africa Mercy Academy is of
course the students! They bring
so many interesting cultures,
views, and languages to the table.
I love hearing their perspectives.“

—Lisa Benner, Canada



“I feel I’m part of something
really good, and being a deck
officer onboard is a way I can use
the skills I have to help people. I
don’t often have the opportunity
to be of service in the way that I
am on Mercy Ships.”

—Eric Baliantz, United States


“Our volunteers have been the heart of Mercy Ships for 40 years and are essential to the success of our new ship, the Global Mercy! This spirit of hope and healing inspires the best in everyone; the idea that I can help someone else by sharing my gifts, my knowledge, my resources, my strength, my prayers, with no thought for what I might get in return. This is truly the model of Jesus.”
—Angie Fadely, VP, Human Resources


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