Crew Fees

Crew fees help cover operational expenses onboard so we can maximise the impact of donations by putting 75% directly into programmatic expenses, like the cost of surgery for a patient who needs it.

Crew fees are paid monthly with a base of USD $700.

Discounts

Discounts are given to crew who:

  • make longer commitments
  • have completed the On Boarding training program previously
  • are returning alumni
  • are children/minors coming with their parents
  • those from Tier II countries (countries with an average income of lower than 25K annually)

We are committed to keeping crew fees as low as possible, but crew can expect fees to increase 2-5% each year.

Budgets & fundraising

Are you trying to wrap your head around budgeting, crew fees, and fundraising? We have a special team dedicated to helping you sort through these details.

The goal of our FinACE team (Financial Accountability, Coaching, and Encouragement team) is to ensure each volunteer is financially prepared for their service onboard. If you have any questions as you think through volunteering, or if you’ve already applied – FinACE is here to help. Click here to send an email, or click here to view the resources available in myMercy.

Processing donations through Mercy Ships

Once you’ve applied and have received your offer letter to join, you can elect to process donations through Mercy Ships. We would then assign you a special code to give your donors, ensuring gifts made for you through Mercy Ships are tax-deductible.

Processing your Crew Fees

If your commitment is three months or less, your crew fees are due in one sum once you arrive onboard. Otherwise, fees are paid at the beginning of each month and can be paid by credit card, personal check, or transfer from your Crew Bank account.