Many ways to give hope & healing.

There is so much hope to give, and so many ways to give it. From making a single donation to becoming a monthly donor or simply offering your prayers, your support has a great impact.

Help provide hope and healing.

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One-Time Gift

A single donation helps provide free surgeries for people living in the world’s poorest regions. And every dollar you give multiplies in impact.

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Monthly Giving

Your monthly gifts will reach more children and families who suffer without access to healthcare—and you’ll help save more lives.

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Leave a lasting legacy of mercy through planned giving.

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  • Planned Giving

    Discover the best planned giving options to meet your personal and estate planning goals. We can help you get started. Learn more

  • Stocks & Appreciated Assets

    Donating these assets—including stocks, bonds, and real estate—to Mercy Ships may help you save taxes. Learn more

  • Giving through Foundations

    Join the generosity and commitment of our foundation giving partners! Learn more

  • Workplace Giving

    For many, workplace giving is an easy and effective way to make an impact. Learn more

  • Crypto Currency

    Learn how Crypto asset donations are transferred to Mercy Ships. Learn more

Join us in prayer.

Prayer is an integral part of the mission of Mercy Ships. Without the prayerful support of our partners, our mission of providing hope and healing would have never become a reality. Please join us and others around the world as we pray for the countries we serve, the patients searching for healing, and the volunteers coming on board.

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Pray for Sierra Leone

Pray for the patients we have healed in Sierra Leone and for those still waiting for surgery on our mission in the country.

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Pray for Patients

Please pray for our patients as they recover from their surgeries and travel back to their homes.

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Pray for our Crew

Our hospital ship is made up of people with many different skill sets. Pray that God sends us the right people to serve.

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Pray for Africa’s Leaders

Please pray for leaders in sub-Saharan Africa as we continue to strengthen healthcare in the countries we serve.

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Support our crew

Our dedicated crew work hard to help bring love, acceptance, and healing to those in need. By sponsoring one or more of our volunteer crew, you too will be helping make a lasting impact on the people of Africa.

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The experience of a lifetime is calling.

More than 1,500 volunteers from over 60 nations serve with Mercy Ships each year.

From surgeons and medical staff to the captain, cooks, AV technicians, teachers, electricians, biomedical technicians, and more, our crew has an array of skills and specialties needed to make a difference in the countries we serve!

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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.
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Why a Ship?

Because 50% of the world’s population lives near a coast, our floating hospitals are the best way to reach and treat people in need.

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Why Africa?

Because there are only two physicians per 10,000 people in sub-Saharan Africa, many people suffer and die from treatable conditions.

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Why You?

It takes a wide range of people & skills to run a hospital ship, and our all-volunteer crew makes it happen. You can help make a difference.

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I love the mission, I love what we do, but more than anything I love the community. I love the crew that comes together for one purpose and we all work toward that."
Daniela Cruz Ontiveros — Chief steward, Global Mercy

Join our team.

Our mission is driven by dedicated volunteers who serve on board our hospital ships in remote countries! These volunteers are backed by a team of full time staff in our International Support Center, located in Texas, who help provide resources and support to fulfill our mission of hope and healing. You can be a part of the team today!

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Get your church involved.

Loving God and neighbor is central to our mission at Mercy Ships, and we believe each person has a beautifully unique way of doing this. As the Body of Christ, we all have the chance to use what we’re passionate about to serve others and bring hope and healing to the world.

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    Prayer has always been integral to Mercy Ships. Join others around the world to uphold Mercy Ships in prayer.

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    A variety of skills are needed on board our state-of-the-art hospital ships. Learn more by clicking here.

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    Support your church member who’s serving with us, or donate a one-time or monthly gift to support our mission.

  • Partner with us.

    Looking for a way to bring hope to others through your company?

    For over 40 years, Mercy Ships has partnered with hundreds of businesses worldwide. Join our mission and see the many corporate opportunities to help bring hope and healing.

    Become a Corporate Partner
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    The value of partnerships.

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    Strategic Partnerships
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    Event Sponsorship
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    Fundraising and Marketing Campaigns
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    Employee Engagement
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    Why give to charity?

    Quality Cause

    Ninety percent of consumers say they would switch brands to one associated with a cause, given comparable price and quality.


    Ninety-one percent of consumers expect companies to do more than make a profit. They also need to act responsibly and address issues.

    Community Bond

    Sixty-four percent of employees who volunteer say that volunteering with work colleagues strengthened their relationships.

    Supportive Culture

    Seventy-one percent of employees say it is imperative to work for a company where culture is supportive of giving and volunteering.

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