Teachers all at sea

Teaching aboard the Mercy Ship in Africa is an adventure of a lifetime. Here’s your chance to be part of something amazing!

You could teach the crew children on board the surgery ship. The preschool to high school accredited international Christian school has small class sizes and big life experiences. We’re looking for all types of teachers, see the volunteer vacancies below.

Nurture growing minds in a variety of subjects. We’re looking for volunteer teachers with at least two years experience in the classroom to join the Mercy Ships crew, to teach students in kindergarten, primary and secondary classes for one to two years. Click to get started and see what’s involved.

My favourite thing about being these kids’ teacher is the fact that they already have a wealth of knowledge, and they are so engaged and ready to learn. It makes my job so much easier and much more fun when my students are excited. I love teaching on board in the Academy, it is amazing! The school environment is refreshing, and the parents, administration, and fellow teachers are incredibly supportive. New entrant teacher.


There are urgent vacancies to teach high school English, and primary and secondary classes in PE/computers and all ages French. Check the application requirements online 

The Mercy Ships Academy runs on a northern hemisphere academic schedule, with the school year from August to June, with orientation required at the commencement of the two-year volunteer contract.

Teaching positions include



New entrants and  junior classroom teachers

Intermediate and high school core subject teachers

All ages French

A glimpse into a teacher’s life on board : Read more

For more information call our Auckland office 0800MERCYSHIPS,

or check the application requirements online