You always said “One day…”
Make that day today.

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. Come aboard and find your crew.

The Experience of a Lifetime is Calling

The Experience
of a Lifetime
is Calling

Volunteering with Mercy Ships is a unique experience that allows you to help others and do work that matters.

Find Your
Purpose

“A life-changing
experience”

The Global Mercy® will be staffed with over 600 volunteers from all over the world a community like no other. Come aboard and find your crew.

Join a Vibrant
Community
“Everyone has a role to play”

Change your life while changing the lives of others. Improving access to healthcare in Africa is so desperately needed join us and make your mark.

Make a Lasting
Impact

“It’s life-changing and life-giving”

40+ Years of Hope and Healing

Since 1978, Mercy Ships has been bringing hope and healing to people without access to medical care. Our hospital ships are filled with volunteer doctors, nurses, mariners, IT staff, and more. Together we provide free surgeries and care to thousands of patients each year, like Aminata who was born with a cleft lip that made eating and speaking difficult. Thanks to our volunteers, today she smiles brightly and lives a life full of promise. She’s like one of so many children whose lives you will transform onboard.

Through the faithful support of so many, over 2.8 million lives have been impacted. Our volunteers are the heart of our mission, and everyone has a place onboard. Ready to find yours?

40+ Years of Hope and Healing

Since 1978, Mercy Ships has been bringing hope and healing to people without access to medical care. Our hospital ships are filled with volunteer doctors, nurses, mariners, IT staff, and more. Together we provide free surgeries and care to thousands of patients each year, like Aminata who was born with a cleft lip that made eating and speaking difficult. Thanks to our volunteers, today she smiles brightly and lives a life full of promise. She’s like one of so many children whose lives you will transform onboard.

Through the faithful support of so many, over 2.8 million lives have been impacted. Our volunteers are the heart of our mission, and everyone has a place onboard. Ready to find yours?

Why a Ship?

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

Why Africa?

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

Why You?

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 – we’d love to meet you.

A Worldwide Mission

More than 1,200 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, etc., our crew makes up a plethora of skills and specialties needed to make a difference in the countries we serve!

Ready to Start Your Journey of a Lifetime?

Here are a few things to know:

• Though the community onboard is a vibrant, global one, English proficiency is required for all positions in Mercy Ships.

• When you’re ready, one of our recruiters is ready to hear from you.

Ready to Start Your Journey of a Lifetime?

Here are a few things to know:

• Though the community onboard is a vibrant, global one, English proficiency is required for all positions in Mercy Ships.

• When you’re ready, one of our recruiters is ready to hear from you.

Volunteer Stories

Heroes of Mercy

Heroes of Mercy

Our volunteers are an integral part of our mission, offering their time and talent to deliver the highest quality medical care to those in desperate need...

A Family Trip

A Family Trip

Volunteers share their experience onboard the Africa Mercy. The Newquist’s are a family of five who decided to embark on an adventure...

Heroes of Mercy

Heroes of Mercy

Our volunteers are an integral part of our mission, offering their time and talent to deliver the highest quality medical care to those in desperate need...

A Family Trip

A Family Trip

Volunteers share their experience onboard the Africa Mercy. The Newquist’s are a family of five who decided to embark on an adventure...

Want to Learn More?

Ready to start now? Let’s go.

Want to Learn More?

Ready to start now?
Let’s go.