With You, Our Ships Become Hospitals
Propelled by compassion, lives are transformed by action when Mercy Ships volunteers bring safe and accessible healthcare to Africa. So, get on board and fulfill an extraordinary mission by sharing your knowledge, experience, skills, and drive to bring hope and healing. Volunteer opportunities for electricians, plumbers, deck officers, marine engineers, information technology, hospitality staff, teachers, chaplains, lab technicians, nurses, pharmacist, surgeons, ophthalmologists, dentists and more. Join an international volunteer health care community aboard our hospital ships and make your mark today.
Why You are Needed
Each year as many as 1,550 volunteers from 60 nations serve on board our fleet doing humanitarian work.
Volunteer in Africa: Find Your Place
Volunteer Abroad for Mercy Ships
The community onboard our hospital ships are a vibrant mosaic of skills, talents, and life experience. Every year volunteers come from around the world to serve in humanitarian work.
Contact us to see if there is a place for you.
We are here to help you in your volunteer journey!
Volunteer Crew Testimonials Doing Humanitarian Work
"Through Mercy Ships, I feel like I can make a very real contribution to bridging that gap while putting my skills to work for those who don't live in a country where health care is free, reliable and easily accessible."
"I am developing my adaptability, tolerance and open-mindedness. My relationship with patients is much more than in a "normal" hospital. We are a great team and we are close to our patients."
Volunteer Opportunities With Mercy Ships
It’s an all-hands-on-deck job.
So, partner with us today, and don’t miss the opportunity to help change someone’s life forever.
Your support and volunteer efforts bring hope and healing to so many in great need.
Want to serve but it’s not the right time?
Consider helping volunteers in their fundraising efforts.