How to Apply


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Ready to Help Transform Lives?

We need thousands of volunteers every year to bring hope and healing. Volunteers providing their skills, gifts, time, and expertise. Volunteers like you.

Are you ready to take the next step?

Do you have any questions?

Make sure you’ve read through our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Here are a few popular questions from interested volunteers:

How much does it cost?
What are the health or age requirements?
What languages am I required to know?

What documentation is required?

Apart from the application form, we typically require a résumé / CV from each applicant, as well as any licenses or certificates pertinent to the position for which they’re applying.

Once we’ve done a basic pre-screen of the application, we’ll request a health history form, an evaluation from your physician, and two references.

Ready to get started?

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.