Find your place on board!
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. Come find your place on board.
When you volunteer with Mercy Ships, your skills are key to our lifesaving work. Every job on board our hospital ships comes together to change the lives of those we serve.
“Volunteering has given me a bigger platform to help people. Working with Mercy Ships has brought a lot of positive things.”
- Dorcas Nutsuga, volunteer
Both the Global Mercy and the Africa Mercy are home to hundreds of volunteers, who dedicate their time and skills to ensuring that those we serve receive the best care and support.
“Everyone has a role to play. It takes all kinds of people with all kinds of skills to run our hospital ships.”
- Ropa, Volunteer
Change your life while changing the lives of others. Volunteer and join us in improving access to healthcare in the countries we serve.
“I can't imagine what my life would be like if I hadn't come.”
-Caroline Mallory, Volunteer
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.
Because there are only two physicians per 10,000 people in sub-Saharan Africa, many people suffer and die from treatable conditions.
It takes a wide range of people and skills to run a hospital ship, and our all-volunteer crew makes it happen. If you want to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others — including yours — volunteer with us today.
Compassionate volunteers from all over the world join together for a common mission: bringing surgical care to those in need.
Serving with Mercy Ships offers the chance to build friendships and create memories that will last a lifetime all while changing lives for the better.
When you volunteer with Mercy Ships you not only make a difference in the lives of others, but you'll find your own life changed as well!
Mercy Ships needs volunteer medical professionals, maritime officers, teachers, administrators, I.T. specialists, accountants, cooks, and so much more. Find your place on board! Applying is easy and secure, and it’s only together that we are able to bring hope and healing.View All Opportunities
Are you ready? Start your application today! Be sure to include any relevant details or documentation — CV, resume, licensure, certificates, etc. — to ensure a smooth process.
As soon as you submit your application, the review process begins. We utilize a multi-step evaluation to ensure that Mercy Ships is the perfect fit for you so that your time and skills will be used to bring hope to all those involved.
There may be a bit of a waiting period if the position you’re applying for is not immediately available. During this time, we’ll keep in touch to ensure you have the most up-to-date information for your future time on board.
Once the position and your availability align, you will receive an acceptance letter full of additional volunteer information unique to your position. At this point, our application team will work with you to tie up any loose ends and outline your next steps.
This is the most exciting step in the process! Nothing beats the feeling you get from walking up the gangway of one of our ships for the first time, and we're excited to take this journey with you!