If you’ve received your acceptance package and are wondering what to expect—you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find everything you need to prepare to join us on board. You can also download a PDF of all this information by clicking on one of the links below.
Shipyard Volunteer Guidebook (for those joining only in the Canary Islands during shipyard)
We’d also encourage you to join myMercy, to connect with other interested and incoming volunteers!
Mercy Ships provides three different programs designed to help acclimate you to life on board our ships, “On Boarding” and “Foundations of Mercy Ships.”learn more
What to expect
Here you’ll find out what happens when you first show up, the ship’s amenities, codes of conduct, and what life is like on board.learn more
What to bring
What you should bring aboard, what you can get on board, and what immunizations you need before you join us.learn more
Crew development and tenure
Your length of commitment impacts the benefits you can build—and your development into a better leader.learn more
Every Mercy Ships volunteer pays their own way. Find out how crew fees are determined, what they cover, how to process funds, and more.learn more
Mercy Ships requires all crew to have adequate health insurance during your time with us. Here you’ll find everything you need to get proper coverage.learn more
Cleared to purchase your flights? Check here for information on travel agents and other important travel details.learn more