Volunteer Nurse, Tara McHardy from Calgary, AB

“I love that Mercy Ships brings people from all over the world trained in various places and careers to use their knowledge and abilities to make miracles happen every single day.”

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Volunteer Surgeon, Dr. Joan Ross from Sarnia, ON

“I saw a documentary about 15 years ago in a hotel room and I sat down on the end of the bed and wept and a voice inside me said ‘one day you will serve on that ship’ it never left me and came to mind often in big and small ways.”

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Volunteer Housekeeper, Jesse Spooner from Victoria, BC

“I began volunteering for the Mercy Ships Club on the University of Victoria’s campus. I really enjoyed helping out and fundraising and wanted to actually help on board the ship. I want to be able to make a difference in the lives of people who are unable to access appropriate health care.”

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Volunteer Dental Assistant, Sonya Van Hove from White Rock, BC

“Volunteering with Mercy Ships taught me to be bold; to step out of my comfort zone and do things that challenge me. I enjoyed my time so much – I have been given experiences and memories and friends that I wouldn’t change for the world. I would definitely volunteer with Mercy Ships again”

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Dr. Gary Parker

Dr. Gary Parker, Chirurgien bénévole

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Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa

“I applaud the Mercy Ships in their efforts of transformational development as they make a lasting difference in a world of need.

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Dr. Emil Sherif

Dans la salle d’opération il règne une grande solidarité et les soins à bord du navire sont tout simplement au top !

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Jacques Rogge

Jacques Rogge, président honoraire du Comité International Olympique (CIO)

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John Borrow

Chacun veut mettre tout en œuvre pour améliorer la qualité de vie des gens au service desquels nous nous mettons.

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Grant Jutzi

“I find all of Mercy Ships work inspiration, however cataract surgery is my passion – so everyone can see more clearly. Our sight is such a blessing.”

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